Whoopi Goldberg writing superhero movie about older Black woman

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends
Whoopi Goldberg (Sipa USA)

Whoopi Goldberg has revealed she is writing a superhero film about an older Black woman, saying it's "old Black women" who are "really going to save the Earth".

The Ghost star, 65, is a big fan of superheroes and told Variety that she is now penning her own script about one.

The movie will focus on a Black lady who has to learn how to use her special powers.

Goldberg said: “Since I was a little kid, I’ve been obsessed with superheroes. They’re all saving the Earth all the time.

“But do you know who’s really going to save the Earth? Old Black women.”

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Fans of The View star welcomed the news.

Whoopi Goldberg attends
Whoopi Goldberg (PA)

"OMG!!!! Yes Whoopi! Give us a superhero film starring an old Black woman,” one posted on Twitter.

"Push through Whoopi!!! I would love to see this and more age diversity in the superhero genre," said another fan.

"Whoopi Goldberg IS a superhero," declared another person.

"Whoopi is writing a superhero movie. Honestly, what can that woman not do?" one fan asked.

Goldberg has other projects in the pipeline as well as her superhero film.

Whoopi Goldberg attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, NY, on June 4, 2018. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)
Whoopi Goldberg (Sipa USA)

The TV personality and actor is also set to reprise the role of Deloris Van Cartier in a third Sister Act movie.

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Plans for a follow up have been kicking around for some time and in December it was confirmed that Sister Act 3 was officially in development, with Goldberg set to reprise the role of lounge singer turned nun Deloris.

Whoopi Goldberg in 'Sister Act'. (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures)
Whoopi Goldberg in 'Sister Act' (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures)

The film, which follows 1992's smash hit Sister Act and 1993's Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, is set to debut on Disney+.

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