With The Nun, The Crooked Man, and The Conjuring 3 ,all in the works the universe seems to be expanding by leaps and bounds. Let’s not forget that Annabelle: Creation, from David F. Sandberg, will be opening in theaters this weekend.
During a conversation with EW, producer-writer-director James Wan gave fans a tease of what they can expect from The Crooked Man, as well as giving an update on The Nun and The Conjuring 3.
Wan stated that Corin Hardy’s Conjuring spin-off, The Nun, is now in post-production. The film centers on the back story of the Nun that stalked Lorraine warren, played by Vera Farmiga, in The Conjuring 2.
He had this to say about The Crooked Man:
We think we have a really exciting story,” Wan told the site. “What we want to do, with The Conjuring universe, is we want each of our little offshoots to have a very different flavor, right? So, for example, Annabelle is the classic sort-of haunted doll subgenre. And with The Crooked Man, I would love to push it more down somewhat of that dark fairytale, and more whimsical, subgenre. I love the idea that, within the Conjuring universe, each of our little movies all have their own flavor, so that way they don’t feel like they’re the same films.
Wan stated that the writers do not want to rush the script for The Conjuring 3. It has also been implied that he won’t be directing the sequel.
We’ve been working hard on Conjuring 3,” he said about the film. “Of course, that is something that I am not neglecting. So, we’re in the midst of working on the script, and still hashing [it] out. We want to make sure that the script is in a really good place. With how much people have loved the first two Conjurings, I don’t want to rush in to the third one if possible.”
Be sure not to miss the next film of the franchise, Annabelle: Creation, in theaters nationwide this weekend.