Whoopi Goldberg Gives Update on ‘Sister Act 3’: ‘It’ll Be Here Soon’ (Exclusive)

Whoopi Goldberg says Sister Act 3 It’s forming quickly and will be here sooner than fans think.

Talking to ET Patti LaBelle80th birthday celebration in New York City on Thursday, The view The co-host, 68, said that while most details are being kept under lock and key at the moment, those who have been waiting 30 years since the last movie came out will be happy to know things are happening behind the scenes.

“I can tell it’s coming,” Goldberg shared. “It’s coming around the mountain when it comes. It’ll be here soon. I’m excited. It’s time to do it, you know, it’s time.”

The legendary actress, who played Deloris Van Cartier and her witness protection alter ego, Sister Mary Clarence, in the original 1992 film and its 1993 sequel, added that after years of delaysbelieves now is the right time to move forward.

Whoopi Goldberg as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence in ‘Sister Act’Sisters Law

“Because we need to laugh, you know?” she said. “I don’t know what we’re getting into, but whatever it is, I’m going to need to laugh a lot… I think I’m also good when I make other people laugh.”

Earlier this month, Goldberg shared an update in production on the third film, saying he recently offered Pope Francis, who he said seemed “to be a bit of a fanatic,” a cameo in the upcoming film.

Talking to Jimmy Fallon during a Tonight’s show Stop, he said, “I offered him one. He said he’d see what his time was like.”

Aside from the fact that Goldberg returns as star and producer and that Tyler Perry will also produce, small details about the plot, cast and production schedule have emerged since the actress began Watch What Happens Live! back in 2018 and released a sequel. Disney finally announced in 2020 that the project become a reality on Disney+, but updates have been few and far between.

In February, while promoting his film Mea culpa Speaking to Netflix, Perry, 54, expressed her own frustrations over the snail’s pace at which the film’s production was progressing. sharing with ET which has not been abandoned at all.

“I’m a little upset about how long this has taken me. It’s taking so long, like I’ve made four movies since we started talking about this,” he said. “When I’m out producing with… you know, Disney is a huge, wonderful company, but I really want to make this movie and Whoopi really wants to make this movie.”

Goldberg previously offered a similar vision in 2022, telling ET That progress was slow as those responsible were committed to doing it right.

“We have to film it, but it’s happening,” he said. “You’re never completely satisfied with a script because one of the things you find is that you want to have room to make an adjustment if necessary. Sometimes what seems right on paper doesn’t come out of your mouth the right way. You have to move it around a little bit, but I’m really hopeful that people will be happy.

Whoopi Goldberg in a behind-the-scenes photo of ‘Sister Act’African American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

At the beginning of this year, when Sheryl Lee Ralph — who played Florence Watson in 1993 Sister Act 2: Back to the Habit — visited The view to promote the third season of Abbott ElementaryGoldberg surprised the star by asking her to return to the daytime talk show for a Sister Act-tHem episode and cameo in the third film.

Ralph, who won an Emmy for her role as Barbara Howard on the hit ABC show, responded that she would “love” to return soon for a cast reunion. And when Goldberg turned down her offer for her to join the cast of Sister Act 3she reacted emotionally to that too.

Goldberg has been very open about assemble an eclectic group of stars for the castthrowing out names, including lizzo and Keke Palmerthis last one that has expressed his own interest in the film.

The film, which will also supposedly star the comedian Tiffany Haddish — comes from director Tim Federle, whose previous works include Better Nate than ever and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. No release date has been set at this time.

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