The Conjuring 3, the upcoming addition to the Conjuring universe, is expected to begin filming this summer. The film will be directed by Michael Chaves, who recently helmed The Curse of La Llorona; and James Wan, who directed the last two movies, will serve as a producer. The Conjuring series focuses on the cases of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, and this upcoming third entry will focus on a murder trial where demonic possession was used as a legal defense.
Since its release in 2013, The Conjuring has spawned four spinoffs in total, beginning with 2014's demon-possessed doll film Annabelle, which was poorly received by critics, but performed well at the box office. The same can be said for the most recent addition to the Conjuring universe - 2018's The Nun. However, 2017's Annabelle: Creation was a surprise hit, and a third film is set to release in the next few months. Wan has stated that Annabelle 3 will feel like a Conjuring film, so fans who have waited for another outing with the Warrens will have something to look forward to while The Conjuring 3 begins shooting in a few months.
According to DiscussingFilm, The Conjuring 3 will begin shooting this summer, with production reportedly commencing in Atlanta, Georgia on June 3. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set to reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, respectively, in the upcoming sequel. Though no official synopsis has been released, The Conjuring 3 is evidently focusing on the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson (aka the "Devil Made Me Do It" case).
‘THE CONJURING 3’ is set to begin filming on June 3rd in Atlanta. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/apy6JBatXn— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 7, 2019
Looking to release sometime next year, not much is known regarding the rest of the cast, but reports should pick up before the film begins shooting. Despite the last two films being hits for Warner Bros., it is believed that The Conjuring 3 will wrap up a planned trilogy. However, that doesn't mean more films won't be added to the universe if this upcoming third film closes the door on the Warren's. It's been nearly three years since audiences last saw Ed and Lorraine Warren on screen, and if they make a monumental comeback by dominating the box office, more of their cases could be explored in future films.
Hollywood is saturated with films dealing with the supernatural, but the Conjuring films have certainly stood out in the crowd. With positive reviews, solid box office returns, and a strong fan base, they've been regarded as two of the best supernatural movie-going experiences in recent memory. Audiences will soon get to reunite with the Warrens for perhaps one final experience, though no specific release date has been given for The Conjuring 3. However, once production begins this summer in Atlanta, fans should expect more frequent updates.
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