The Nun may be part of the Conjuring expanded universe, but it’s also unofficially part of the Sister Act expanded universe now, courtesy of a fan poster that surfaced on social media. The poster combines the upcoming horror prequel with Whoopi Goldberg’s character from the ’90s comedy-musical.
Based off of the demon Valak from The Conjuring 2, The Nun centers around a priest named Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and a novitiate named Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) who investigate the suicide of a nun at the Cârța Monastery in Romania. During their stay, the two happen upon a demon called Valak who takes the physical form of a nun. Sister Act, on the other hand, involves a lounge singer named Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) who is forced to disguise herself as a nun in order to hide from the mafia. However, though the movies couldn’t be any more different, an Emmy-nominated writer created a mash-up poster combining the two movies with amusing – and surprisingly seamless – results.
Writer and producer Joseph Carnegie (creator of The Adventures of OG Sherlock Kush and Stone Quackers, which were both featured on FXX) brought the horror and comedy genres together with his Sister Act/The Nun fan poster. In the poster, Carnegie simply replaced Farmiga’s face in one of the movie’s official posters with Goldberg’s. The result? A spot-on mash-up featuring Sister Mary Clarence (Goldberg’s nom de plume when she’s in disguise) side-by-side with Valak the Nun. It even features modified text from the original poster that says, “Witness the darkest chapter in the Sister Act universe.”
— Joseph Carnegie (@JoeCarnegie) August 27, 2018
While a Sister Act/The Nun isn’t likely to ever actually show up in the Conjuring universe, the concept of bringing the Sister Act franchise back to the silver screen isn’t as far-fetched. Though there is nothing official in development, Goldberg expressed her enthusiasm at the concept of revisiting Sister Act for a third installment, according to EW. That said, she explained that there would be a high likelihood that studios would want to cast a younger actress as the lead.
Given that audiences are happy to see characters from older franchises revisit classic roles (see: Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, the original cast of Star Wars, and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049), a third Sister Act movie with Goldberg could potentially be a success. In fact, it might even have a better shot with audiences only if Goldberg is part of the cast – even if it revolves around her passing the torch to someone younger in the end, a la the aforementioned sequels.