“Sister Act 3” in the Works for Disney+ Streaming Service

It looks like Sister Act 3 is finally coming our way. After years of speculation and development issues, the third entry in the Sister Act film series is reportedly in the works with Regina Hicks, an executive producer on HBO’s comedy Insecure, and Karin Gist, showrunner of Fox’s musical drama Star, being attached as writers. According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie will probably be presented on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

While further details remain unknown, it is highly likely that the star of the first two Sister Act movies, Whoopi Goldberg, won’t be part of Sister Act 3. Disney reportedly wants to do a soft reboot with a whole new cast opposed to filming a proper sequel.

“It is our understanding that this is not a continuation and Whoopi is not involved,” a representative for Goldberg told the EW.

The first Sister Act movie was released in 1992, starring Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub lounge singer who joins a convent as part of witness protection program. It became one of the most commercially successful comedy movies of the decade, earning more than $230 million while receiving positive reviews from the critics. After the success of the first movie, a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, was released the following year.

Since then, Goldberg expressed interest in making Sister Act 3, wanting to direct the project as well, but those plans never materialized.