Annabelle Comes Home:
The shared Universe set up by The Conjuring has actually meant a great deal of success for WB, and that is why they have been pushing The CONverse ever since 2013. There came a time when this continuity actually became the second most successful shared Universe after the MCU. The Worlds of DC wasn’t doing well until Justice League, and it only found strong grounds with the recent release of Aquaman. While it has certainly taken over, and Shazam! would prove its dominance over the Horror movies, we still have Annabelle Comes Home arriving this year to give a tough fight to the DCEU.
After the insane success of The Nun, it was obvious that WB was going to pour more money into this franchise. What’s interesting is that Annabelle will actually beat The Conjuring to a trilogy. 2013 was the year to launch this franchise, and Annabelle followed in 2014.
We got the sequel to The Conjuring in 2016, and 2017 brought us the Creation of the petrifying Doll, and 2018 scared (no it didn’t) us with the (not so) horrifying Nun. Now 2019 is going to bring in the third Annabelle movie while James Wan will return for The Conjuring 3 in 2020.
While James Wan has only directed the two Conjuring movies, he still is the lord of this whole franchise having produced all 5 of these films. He is also attached to Annabelle 3 in the same way, and now he has just revealed a brand new image from the film on his Instagram page, teasing Annabelle’s latest adventure. Have a look:
The third film of the Annabelle franchise is moving ahead in the timeline as it will be a continuation of where Annabelle’s story was left in the first film and the two Conjuring movies as well. We already know how the Annabelle Doll ended up with the Warrens and now it will show us how it possesses their own daughter. Here’s the little teaser coming from the official twitter handle of Annabelle Comes Home:
— Annabelle Comes Home (@annabellemovie) March 15, 2019
James Wan confirmed that this film will be directly linked to the Conjuring movies and the leads from the film, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will be appearing in the upcoming threequel. Here’s what he said:
“It finally comes to the Warrens’ home so by the very nature of it actually being in the home and the story takes place in the Warrens’ home, it feels more like a Conjuring film in that respect. I think by the very nature of Patrick [Wilson] and Vera [Farmiga] being in it, I would say somewhat, yes, because in Annabelle 3 the doll comes back to the Warrens’ home.”
Here’s the official Synopsis of Anabelle Comes Home given by Warner Bros:
“Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.”
All the movies in The ConVerse have been really profitable. The Conjuring opened with $41 Million and went on to make $319 Million worldwide. It was followed by Annabelle which opened with $37 Million and grossed $257 Million in total. The Conjuring 2 came out and earned $40 Million at its opening weekend, and then it went on to make $320 Million worldwide. Annabelle: Creation brought in $35 Million and went on to bring in $306 Million. Last but not least, The Nun turned out to be the biggest of all, opening with $53 Million and ending up with a grand total of $367 Million.
Now with the Warrens back with Annabelle 3, the film certainly has the potential to be bigger than any of the movies in the franchise.