We Dont Want It : ‘Sister Act 3’ Is On The Way Without Whoopi Goldberg

‘Sister Act 3’ is officially in the works, but Whoopi Goldberg will have no parts of it.

via EW:

Anyone with very specific memories of shouting “Salve Regina” at the top of their lungs while on a middle school choir field trip might find this news particularly interesting: 25 years after Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit debuted with one of the best sequel titles this side of Reno, Sister Act 3 is now in development for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, EW has learned.

Regina Hicks, an executive producer on HBO’s Insecure, and Karin Gist, showrunner of Fox’s Star, are penning the next chapter in what began as the saga of Deloris Van Cartier for Disney+. Plot details are currently unknown, but the biggest question remains: will Whoopi Goldberg make an official return? Sadly, it doesn’t seem that way, despite what she said in the past.

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

Reps for Disney did not immediately respond to EW’s requests for comment.

Goldberg starred in the first Sister Act of 1992 as Deloris, a Las Vegas lounge singer who witnesses her mob boss boyfriend commit murder. She’s placed in a nunnery in witness protection and becomes Sister Mary Clarence. Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Harvey Keitel, and the late Bill Nunn also starred. In addition to Sister Act 2, the film spawned a Broadway musical, which featured a part for Goldberg.

Goldberg first mentioned the “different direction” for Sister Act in September on Good Morning Britain (around the 3:25 mark of the below video).

“We’ve been all over Disney begging and they’ve decided that they’re going to go in a different direction with Sister Act. So it won’t be Sister Act 3, it’ll be a brand-new rendition of Sister Act,” the EGOT winner said. “And I guess I’ll walk through a scene and that’s how they’ll say I was part of it.”

Sister Act 3 joins a number of other titles Disney hopes will build up its Disney+ streaming library. These include live-action television series around Avengers movie characters, like Loki, Scarlet Witch, Winter Soldier, and Falcon. Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal are also getting their own series based in the world of Star Wars: one on Luna’s Rogue One character and the other titled The Mandalorian.

There is NO ‘Sister Act’ without Sister Mary Clarence — PERIODT.

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See The Trailer for Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake Starring Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, And Beyoncé

The teaser for Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake has arrived and I seriously can’t get over how amazing it looks!

The fact that James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Mufasa is EVERYTHING with Donald Glover taking on the voice of Simba and Beyoncé as Nala — the live-action cinematography is breathtaking.

Get Into It

The film is scheduled to be released on July 19th, 2019.

Ryan Coogler Officially Signs On To Do A ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

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Ryan has signed on to write and direct the ‘Black Panther’ sequel

via THR:

While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact as possible and a sequel was never in any real doubt — the timing was always unclear. 

Black Panther, centering on T’Challa, the king of a fictional African country, was an outsized success both commercially and critically. The pic, which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, grossed $700 million domestically and more than $1.3 billion worldwide, and is also considered a contender for Oscar consideration. The movie became a defining cultural moment and touchstone, especially for the black community.

In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked. Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago.

Sources say the plan at this stage is for Coogler to write the script next year with an eye to start production in either late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel and parent company Disney, however, have not made any official announcements about Marvel’s slate of movies beyond the release of the next Avengers pic in May 2019 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July — and plans could shift.

Coogler is developing the drama Wrong Answer with his frequent collaborator and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. He also is executive producing LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel and acts in the same capacity on the upcoming Creed 2.

Janelle Monáe Lands A Role In Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Alongside Tessa Thompson

Janelle Monáe has been added to the voice cast of Disney’s upcoming Lady And The Tramp reboot.

via Deadline:

Hidden Figures and Moonlight star Monáe will voice the role of Peg, the wise-cracking friend of Lady, who is being played by Monae’s close friend Tessa Thompson. Peggy Lee voiced Peg in the 1955 original.

Justin Theroux is voicing Tramp, while additional casting includes Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Benedict Wong, Ashley Jensen and Yvette Nicole Brown. The movie is a priority project for Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, launching in late 2019.

The Lego Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean is helming the live-action/CG hybrid version of the Disney classic about an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray mongrel. Andrew Bujalski wrote the script for the new adaption, which Brigham Taylor is producing.

Monáe will soon be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen, co-starring Steve Carell, Merritt Wever, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eiza Gonzalez, and Gwendoline Christie. She has also booked roles in Focus Features biopic Harriet and will voice a character in STX animation Ugly Dolls. She recently released her third solo album, Dirty Computer.