Fans are thrilled that Whoopi Goldberg's "Sister Act 3" is now in production, but they are disappointed over the fact that Tyler Perry is one of the producers behind it.
Iconic comedy actress Whoopi Goldberg will star in "Sister Act 3" for Disney+, and the news delighted many fans. Others expressed dismay, however, that Tyler Perry is producing it.
The announcement was made on Disney's Twitter account during Disney Investor Day on December 11. Projects from Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel Studies, and Disney+ were also unveiled.
Whoopi Goldberg on December 03, 2019 in Verona, Italy | Photo: Getty Images
FANS EXPRESSED DISMAY
While the announcement that "Sister Act 3" is in the works pleased many fans, others expressed disappointment that the third sequel to the popular comedy film will be produced by Perry. One fan tweeted:
"Tyler Perry producing Sister Act 3? I swear if one of the nuns has an 'indiscretion' and contracts HIV, I will riot."
Goldberg, known for her exceptional comedic chops, will reprise her role as lounge sister-turned-nun Deloris Wilson. She is also co-producing the film's third installment with Perry.
The first "Sister Act" released in 1992 was a blockbuster hit, grossing more than $230 million worldwide. Goldberg starred alongside Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, and Harvey Keitel.
He was once criticized for the all-white cast of his TLC drama series, "Too Close to Home."
'SISTER ACT' THROUGH THE YEARS
"Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" hit cinemas the following year but it did not reach the same level of success as the first film. In 2011, the musical comedy hit Broadway.
Goldberg, an Emmy-winning TV personality and a co-host on "The View," led her co-stars in their tribute performance for the iconic comedy film.
CRITICISM AGAINST PERRY
Meanwhile, it was not the first time Perry received backlash. He was once criticized for the all-white cast of his TLC drama series, "Too Close to Home."
But Perry, who is known for opening doors of opportunities for Black actors and his philanthropic works, said that what he did was "reverse racism."
He maintained that people's expectation of him hiring only Black people was ridiculous. He said that the criticism was unfair, considering the hundreds of Black people he has employed.
These days, Perry is a known media mogul who has been recognized as a billionaire by Forbes. He owns a 330-acre studio in Atlanta, Georgia. He founded the studio in 2006.
Before reaching the pinnacle of success, Perry was once a homeless playwright. Today, he has more than 20 feature films and 1,200 episodes of TV series under his belt.
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