While I wasn’t a huge fan of “The Nun” the film still did exceedingly well at the box office this past weekend earning a grand total of $140 million worldwide. I have a feeling though, that even if “The Nun” had somehow underperformed it would not have stopped the current “Conjuring” universe train from chugging forward.
It’s been no secret that a third “Conjuring” movie and another “Annabelle” would eventually find their way to theaters, but there haven’t been many official announcements as of late regarding the films. Perhaps the lawsuit from earlier this year caused things to go quiet, but now that it’s settled it looks like things are ready to pick up.
First of all, Cinemablend has learned that “The Conjuring 3” will begin production in 2019. Talking with producer Peter Safran, the site learned that the script is currently being written by David Leslie Johnson with the hopes that they’ll be ready for a 2019 production start in order to have the movie in theaters by 2020. Yeah, that’s a long ways off, but there’s a chance we may see the Warrens sooner than that.
In a different interview Cinemablend spoke with writer Gary Dauberman, fresh off of “The Nun”, about his next big project: “Annabelle 3.” In the interview Dauberman revealed when and where the next film will take place:
This is the Warrens picking up where they bring Annabelle home after we see that in The Conjuring, after they visit the nurses’ apartment. It happens a little while after that, so they bring it home and they’re aware of the doll’s evil, and sort of worry about her presence among the other artifacts. So before Conjuring 2, after [the beginning of] Conjuring.