The Conjuring franchise that started with James Wan’s The Conjuring in 2013 has earned billions at the box office. Till now, all the films of the franchise have been highly successful. The latest entry here was The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. It was a highly anticipated movie and for five years, fans of the franchise were waiting for it. Although it received mixed reviews from critics, the film has been loved by everyone. Apart from that, the Covid-19 pandemic has also slightly affected the collections of the film. But it won’t stop all other upcoming Conjuring Universe movies.
Now fans are speculating what would be the next entry in this franchise after The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. A few films were greenlit a few years ago but have not seen the light of the day since their scripts are not complete. 2017’s Annabelle: Creation took the collection of the franchise to the mark of $1 billion. The pandemic will be under control at some point. So for sure, it can be said that The Conjuring Universe has a bright future ahead. A lot of ghostly characters were introduced throughout the films. Now we have to wait and see which ones among them would get their movies.
All Upcoming Conjuring Universe Movies
The Nun 2 – Confirmed
2017’s The Nun was a spinoff of The Conjuring 2. The character first appeared in The Conjuring 2 and it was able to scare the hell out of the audiences and movie characters. The film did not receive positive reviews and was criticized for its over-reliance on jump scares. But still, The Nun was the highest-grossing film at that time. Shortly after the release of The Nun, producer Peter Safran confirmed a sequel. The details about the sequel are unknown till now.
The first film was set in 1952 Romania. It showed the origin of the ghostly character. Now there is a possibility that the sequel might be set in modern times. We also may get to see the Warrens getting involved. It was confirmed in 2019 that Akela Cooper has signed onto the project as screenwriter and James Wan and Peter Safran would return as producers. Bonnie Aarons will also reprise her role as Valak, the demonic nun.
The Conjuring 4 – Rumored
The Conjuring movies have been seen exploring the most controversial cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren. This is the thing that pulls the audience to the theaters. Now it seems like the latest entry, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is already a hit. The makers have not confirmed if there will be the fourth film but many of them have expressed interest to work on it. There is a possibility that since the third film is already a hit, it might not take much time to announce the fourth one. The third Conjuring film explores the murder trial of Arne Johnson and the truth behind it.
Now the Warrens have investigated thousands of paranormal cases. The fourth film can be made on the Smurl haunting or the demon infestation of the Snedeker home in 1986. The same case was the main plot point in A Haunting in Connecticut. Now it can get The Conjuring 4 adaptation. A piece of inside information also says that this was the main plot for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Now since it was not used in that film, it can be used in The Conjuring 4.
The Crooked Man – Confirmed
Apart from the Nun, there was another character in The Conjuring 2 that scared us up to a great extent. It was the Crooked Man. It is based on a creature of the same name and came to life from a music box during the movie. The Crooked Man has been under development since 2017 but till now there have been no updates on the plot, cast, and release date. But the good news here is that the film has not been abandoned yet by the studios.
Peter Safran said once that The Nun became a major priority over The Crooked Man. James Wan also said that they wished to develop a ‘dark fairytale’ sub-genre of horror films with The Crooked Man. According to an update by Peter Safran in 2018, the script for the film was being written and the studio intends to wait till the story is completely developed before the production starts. Safran said that each film in the franchise intends to have its style.
Annabelle 4 – Rumored
The Annabelle first appeared in 2013’s The Conjuring. In one of the scenes, she also played a major role where Warren’s daughter Judy is locked in one of the rooms and she is attacked by evil forces. This what led to the Annabelle spinoff.
The Annabelle trilogy has also been highly successful at the box office. 2014’s Annabelle received negative reviews but was a box office success. 2017’s Annabelle: Creation was considered an improvement over the first film and The Conjuring Universe also touched the mark of $1 billion after this film. Annabelle Comes Home was also equally successful despite receiving mixed reviews. Now there have been speculations that Annabelle 4 might be made in the future.
The makers have not yet confirmed anything about the development of Annabelle 4. But for sure they are interested in making a fourth movie since the third one was a huge success. Peter Safran has also mentioned that the possibility of a fourth movie is open for now. Now in case if Annabelle 4 is made, it might revolve around a plot where the doll would escape the Warrens’ occult museum and wreak havoc among human beings.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It spinoff – Cancelled
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was also set to start another spinoff like the first two movies. It was planned to be a demon. The writers conceived a demon that can be perfect for a movie in this franchise. It was inspired by the real-life “Devil Made Me Do It” case. It was one of the evil spirits heard on the David Glatzel exorcism tape. Now the demon could have also played a co-antagonist role.
But the idea was rejected. Director Michael Chaves commented that instead of using both and making the story complex, they decided to commit to one human villain. Chaves also said that scenes with David Osborne’s demon were shot but had to be removed. Osborne then got a small role as a prison infirmary patient in its place.
So these are all the upcoming Conjuring Universe movies. Which of them are you excited about? Let us know in the comments.