You’ll have to give me a moment as I get my emotions in check. Just let me fan myself for a second while I take this in.
Okay. First off, Tyler Perry is making another movie. That right there is a big deal as he hasn’t written or directed a film in almost two years. His last, 2014’s The Single Moms Club may be the worst film he ever made. It really seemed like he had retired, which would have been a very unfortunate way to go out.
But he didn’t retire! Not only that, this new movie is a Madea movie! For those who have been paying attention (meaning me and - just to be supportive - my mom), Madea movies have been very good lately. The last one, A Madea Christmas, might be the best of them all.
But that’s not the best part of this news item. Nope. The best part is the fact that this movie comes out October of this year. It comes out in October because it’s a Halloween movie called Boo! A Madea Halloween. It’s a Halloween movie because it has a plot where Madea has to protect a bunch of misbehaving teens from “killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies”. There is only so much joy a guy can take, and I'm about to exceed that amount.
The press release’s fine print has even more goodies. Not only will the film feature Madea, but Brian and Joe are coming back as well, as is Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam. Sadly, there is no mention of Leroy or Cora Brown, which means the Tyler Perry’s Avengers team will not be totally complete.
Still, this is extremely exciting news. For everyone. Not just me. Seriously. Be there. See you guys October 21!