Michael Chaves has given us The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and it is a good flick to watch. While the movie has some scary jumps, it culminated in the emotional side of the movie too. The movie had an evil that was too strong for Lorraine and Ed both. But what if I tell you that The Conjuring 3 removed a demon that could’ve had its own movie in the future? Crazy, right? Well, this is exactly what the latest reports are hinting at!
The Conjuring 3 Removed A Powerful Demon
So it seems that the movie was going to be far more intense than it was. According to Slash Film reports, the latest entry in The Conjuring universe had an “iconic demon” character that was cut. Michael Chaves shared:
“We actually did have what we thought was going to be the new [spin-off] demon, and this is something that was true to the story. We had a demon that was full-on pulled from little David’s interview and description. Arnie said he saw the same thing. It felt like this was going to be the iconic demon. And [producer James Wan] was with this from the very beginning – James, Monster Maestro. And we shot it. We had a cut of the film with this demon in it.”
The Conjuring 3 followed the Warrens as they get involved in the exorcism of an 8-year-old David Glatzel. After the exorcism, the possession is shifted to David’s sister boyfriend, Arne Johnson. So it makes sense that the two characters are extremely vital to the story. Moreover, as Chaves explained, they both saw the same thing. So imagining a moment like this in this movie would be really impactful.
Why Did The Conjuring 3 Remove The Demon?
One might think if the demon aspect was so crucial, why was it removed? If ti demon would have made the cut, it would’ve worked in collaboration with The Occultist, the film’s human antagonist. Chaves explained:
“The demon worked with Occultist [memorably played in the movie by Eugenie Bondurant]. It was the two of them together. We’re introducing a human adversary, which was the first time that’s ever happened in the Conjuring Universe. So all of a sudden, [the] relationship [between the Occultist and the demon] seemed a little hinky.”
In my opinion, Eugenie Bondurant was a perfect choice for the role of the Occultist. She was calm in such a weird way that it creeped you out. Moreover, having a human adversary is not common in the franchise. This is the first time that it has happened, and Chavis wanted it to stand out. As a result, the Occultist was portrayed as a threat far greater than any.
Characters That’ve Got A Spin-Off In Conjuring Universe
The Conjuring universe no doubt wants to expand its reach. That is why every now and then we get such strong additions to the franchise. The one that particularly stands out is the creepy Raggedy Ann Doll called Annabelle. The latest part of the Annebelle story was released Conjuring 3, called Annabelle Comes Home. It is the third installment in the Annabelle story and the seventh film in the franchise.
The movie tells the next chapter of Annabelle the doll. She now lives in the Warrens’ infamous Artifacts Room. In there, Annabelle begins to dispel chaos as she influences the dangerous spirits and artifacts from the Warrens’ other cases. And as we know, the movie stayed true to Annabelle’s origins and creepy behavior. But wait till you check out the next one.
The second character to get a spin-off within the Conjuring franchise is The Nun. The evil sister broke the big monumental record and became the biggest and most successful movie of The Conjuring Universe. It succeeded in collecting a record-breaking sum of $330M worldwide by beating the previous record of $320M set by ‘The Conjuring 2’. So why not give a spin-off to a human adversary, The Occultist? It would’ve been so promising!
Directed by Michael Chaves, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
So yes. At the end of the day, The Conjuring 3 removed a Demon that could have got its own spinoff. Would you have liked that? Let us know in the comments.