James Wan appeared at San Diego Comic-Con, where New Line Cinema revealed details of the Annabelle threequel, which will further add to Wan’s lucrative The Conjuring universe. Yes, not only in addition to The Nun preparing to scare the bejesus out of fans, the damn(ed), Annabelle will be back for more demonic happenings.
The Conjuring only sleep easily at night knowing that the real-life Annabelle doll resides in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s room of artifacts, where it’s blessed a few times per month by a priest, who has succeeded in keeping the evil at home… until now. Wan revealed that Annabelle grows more strong in the third movie and manages to snuff out the priest’s prayers and control the whole gathering of artifacts, for worse. Via Collider:
“Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room, so it’s basically Night at the Museum with Annabelle.”
Wan is producing the movie, which shall be directed by IT and Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman. There’s no release date for the new movie as of yet, but Wan’s hoping for summer 2019. In the meantime, The Nun arrives on September 7, so the wicked sister should tide over The Conjuring followers until Annabelle manages to bring to life the collection of spirit boards, mummies, gargoyles and so much more.
Sounds like hell, really, but will Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as the Warrens? Wan hasn’t said yet, but I am sure we will some more news soon.