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The Conjuring 2

They're baaaaack. The Conjuring 3 has conjured up every Catholic's favorite excuse for bad behavior as its title. (Can I say that if I'm Catholic too? Hell with it.) Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are back for the sequel to The Conjuring 2, which will be called The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. just announced that title for the eighth (or seventh?) movie in The Conjuring Universe. And here's the logo:

Here's hoping The Conjuring 4 is just The Conjuring: Hot Damn! At any rate, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is scheduled for release on September 11, 2020.

According to Warner Bros., The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The film covers one of the most sensational cases from their files. It starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Patrick Wilson recently teased how the third Conjuring movie was "a different beast," pun intended, with a much different feel from previous movies. Vera Farmiga described the movie as "massive" and "a doozy."

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was directed by Michael Chaves, who just made The Curse of La Llorona, which had its own surprising ties to The Conjuring Universe.

James Wan directed the first two Conjuring movies and it was disappointing to fans to hear he would not return for the third. Instead, he went on to make Aquaman the DCEU's first $1 billion hit. However, he told CinemaBlend he's not completely shutting the door on a return to direct another movie in the Conjuring franchise someday. Plus, he is still a producer on this new movie.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard. The film was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe movies to date. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman) wrote the screenplay from a story co-conjured by James Wan.

In Warner Bros.'s materials, the studio is calling The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It the seventh film in The Conjuring Universe (which has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide). They include the first two Conjuring movies, the three Annabelle movies, and The Nun. Other places add The Curse of La Llorona  -- and I am too to make the new film #8 -- but it's interesting that that's not considered an official part of the universe to the studio.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is scheduled to open in theaters on September 11, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.