The Conjuring is a chilling franchise that spawned an entire universe and continues to haunt audiences a decade later. Now, it is preparing for its grand finale. Michael Chaves, director of the last two Conjuring Universe entries, is set to helm the fourth and final movie, aptly titled The Conjuring: Last Rites.
Passing the Torch (But Not the Universe):
While Last Rites marks the conclusion of the mainline Conjuring franchise, fear not, horror enthusiasts! The Conjuring Universe lives on. Spin-offs like The Nun will continue to terrify, and new stories are still set to emerge.
Chaves’ Reign of Terror:
Having helmed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and the recent The Nun II, Chaves brings familiarity and horror expertise to the franchise. His mid-credit scene tease in The Nun II subtly hinted at the approaching showdown for Ed and Lorraine Warren.
This move positions Chaves as the director with the most Conjuring Universe films, surpassing even James Wan, the franchise’s original creator.
Whispers of “Frenchie” Familiar Faces:
Rumors suggest Last Rites could tackle the haunting of Maurice “Frenchie” Theriault, adding a fresh layer of intrigue. Meanwhile, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are expected to reprise their iconic roles as the Warrens.
Box Office Booms and Critical Divides:
Chaves’ Conjuring ventures received mixed reviews from critics, but audiences seem to disagree. Both films performed well, with The Devil Made Me Do It grossing $206 million and The Nun II raking in $269 million, proving the franchise’s enduring popularity.
Are You Ready For More?
While an official release date has yet to be announced, production gears are officially turning for The Conjuring 4: Last Rites. Prepare for one final chilling encounter with the Warrens as they face their most terrifying case yet.
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