Whoopi Goldberg is writing a superhero movie about an older Black woman

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  • Whoopi Goldberg says she's loved superheroes since she was a kid.

  • She told Variety her story will focus on an older Black woman who discovers her powers.

  • Goldberg is also preparing to star in "Sister Act 3" for Disney Plus.

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Whoopi Goldberg is already a legend in Hollywood as one of the few performers to have an EGOT under her belt. But there's still more she wants to accomplish.

"The View" host revealed in a recent Variety profile that she's working on writing a superhero movie.

She said that the story will revolve around an older Black woman who gains superpowers and has to figure out how to use them.

"Since I was a little kid, I've been obsessed with superheroes," said Goldberg. "They're all saving the earth all the time. But do you know who's really going to save the earth? Old Black women."

That's not all Goldberg is working on. She's also gearing up for the long-awaited "Sister Act 3" coming to Disney Plus. Goldberg will once more reprise her famous role as nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier, who disguises herself as a nun as she's on the run from the mob.

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"Sister Act." Disney

After years of back and forth between Goldberg and Disney on how to do a third movie, she is signed on and coproducing the film with Tyler Perry.

"Marc Shaiman [the franchise's composer] is just waiting," Goldberg said. "The nuns are all waiting. Maybe there's gonna be some of the kids [from 'Sister Act 2']. Who can say?"

And along with all this, Goldberg told the trade that she's not leaving her hosting seat on the daytime talk show "The View" anytime soon.

"I'm there until I don't think I can do it anymore, but I'm not there yet," she said. "As long as they allow me to do both [acting and hosting], I can do it. The minute they say, 'No, you can't,' then I have to figure out what to do."

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