Guys, this is not a drill. Whoopi Goldberg is set to reprise her iconic role (Deloris Wilson) in Sister Act 3.
Yesterday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed that it’s developing a third movie starring the 65-year-old actress. Sean Bailey (AKA the studio’s president of production) announced the exciting news during a press conference, according to Deadline.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Sister Act 3. Back in October, Goldberg made a virtual appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and explained that she’s “working diligently” to make it happen.
“For a long time, they kept saying no one wanted to see it,” she said. “And then quite recently, it turns out, that that may not be true. People may want to see it. So we're working diligently to try to figure out how to get the gang together and come back."
She continued, "It's a really fun movie. It's fun and it's feel-good, you know, nobody's mad. It's just like, listen, bad singing, great singing, okay singing and then nuns. What's better than that?" Fair point, Whoopi—especially in a confusing time like now.
In 2018, Disney+ announced that Sister Act 3 would be premiering exclusively on their streaming platform. It was also rumored that the film would star an all-new cast and possibly be directed by Goldberg, but as of now, it sounds like she and the rest of the team are still trying to figure out the details.
While Goldberg is eager to get back into her choir robe, she revealed in a recent interview with Radio Times that the process may take a while, due to the coronavirus pandemic. She explained, "I've got nothing going on until this pandemic is over. I'd like to go back and work on stage, but I'm waiting to do everything safely. Let's see how long it takes us to tame this pandemic first."
Until then, we'll be singing along to the Sister Act soundtrack.