Actor and The view host, Whoopi Goldberg, recently explained that: Sister Act 3 would never have happened without Hocus pocus 2. Released in 1992, the music-infused comedy stars Whoopi Goldberg as Delores Van Cartier, a lounge singer who escapes to a San Francisco convent after witnessing a murder committed by her mobster lover, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel). Adopting the name Sister Mary Clarence, she poses as a nun and joins the choir of the convent, transforming it into a local sensation through the use of religious covers of pop music. Sister Act proved popular with fans and a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back to the Habitwas quickly produced and released the following year.
in 2018, Sister Act 3 was officially announced as in production with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series writer, Tom Federle, as director and Regina Y. Hicks and Karin Gist write the screenplay. Last month, the upcoming movie’s producer Tyler Perry lamented the Hollywood system’s lengthy process but revealed that the current script is good. Goldberg previously teased her character’s growth in Sister Act 3sharing that Delores had matured since the public last saw her.
During her daytime talk show, The view (through EW), Goldberg told her former sister Act costar, Kathy Najimy, that Sister Act 3 wouldn’t have happened without Hocus pocus 2. The actor revealed that she finally “get a script at the end of the month,” and acknowledged Hocus pocus 2Najimy’s Latest Sequel Released Nearly 30 Years Later Hocus Pocusas a reason for Sister Act 3‘s production. Read what Goldberg said below:
“It took a while, but it’s happening. You all helped that happen, I think, because they brought Hocus Pocus back. They finally said, ‘We might as well take those nuns back out and see if they have juice. ‘ ‘”
Will Sister Act 3 live up to the original?
Although the idea of Sister Act 3 was thrown around in Hollywood years before Hocus pocus 2‘s announcement, it was probably the positive response from fans that helped producers realize that a second Sister Act sequel had potential. With the recent trend of legacy sequels to older popular movies including: Terminator: Dark Fate, Ghostbusters: Afterlifeand Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Sister Act 3The chances of a green light seemed inevitable. Whether the sequel will live up to the original film, however, is up for debate.
As with most legacy sequels, including the aforementioned films, the response from fans rarely matched the originals. With the exception of Top Gun: Maverick, many such films have been subject to harsh criticism regarding their reliance on nostalgia and current relevance. In front of Sister Act 3 to succeed, the upcoming film must take the franchise into new territory with character developments that will resonate with today’s audience. Unfortunately, with a script not yet in its star’s hands, audiences will have to wait a long time to see Goldberg do her habit again in Sister Act 3.
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Source: The View (EW)