The Conjuring movies have been one of the most successful horror franchises of all time, creating what is probably the most popular and successful cinematic universe that doesn't involve superheroes. While the various spin-off titles have done well at the box office, fans are really waiting for the next proper Conjuring movie, and co-star Vera Farmiga says it will be worth the wait, because the next film is simply huge.
Vera Farmiga will be reprising her role as Lorraine Warren in the next creepy doll movie, Annabelle Comes Home, and the actress says that doing so is like a form of practice, so that she's ready when it's time to take on the role in a much bigger way. According to Farmiga...
Conjuring 3 is coming, and it will be a doozy. It will be big. So for me, visiting these characters [in Annabelle Comes Home], it's like practicing your scales and doing a few arpeggios before having to deep dive into the next one. Because the next one is massive.
While fans are certainly looking forward to another Conjuring film, the next movie will be different in one big way. James Wan won't be directing the project. Those duties have shifted to Michael Chaves who will be giving the audience of taste of what he's capable of doing when The Curse of La Llorona hits theaters next weekend.
The Conjuring wasn't simply a successful horror movie that was able to generate sequels, but its various elements have been able to also generate spin-off stories, making for a widely successful cinematic universe. While a couple of the films have faltered with critics, all of them have been successful with fans and have brought in remarkable box office numbers. Even The Nun, which bombed with critics hard, is the second highest grossing film in the franchise.
The Annabelle movies have been so well received that we're seeing a third movie in the creepy doll franchise before we even get to the third proper Conjuring movie. The first Annabelle film was one of those movies that didn't hit with critics, and it's at the bottom of the domestic box office chart when it comes to the larger franchise, but the sequel was a whole different animal.
The Conjuring 3 is set to arrive in the fall of 2020, so we can expect production on it to finally get underway later this year. Maybe then we'll discover just how big the new film is going to be.