The Conjuring 4 Could Be The Last Of The Franchise, Hints James Wan
Producer James Wan has hinted that The Conjuring 4, which is currently in development, "may end" Ed and Lorraine Warren's story.
Wan Ziren hinted that "The Conjuring 4" may be the last film in the series. In October 2022, it was officially announced that The Conjuring 4 was being written in collaboration with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the creator of The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It "One of the masterminds behind the scenes. In 2021, the third The Conjuring movie will gross more than $206 million, enough to propel the franchise's total to more than $2 billion, making it the highest-grossing horror franchise in history. However, the overall future of The Conjuring franchise remains uncertain.
Now, just months after The Conjuring 4 was confirmed, James Wan has hinted at some disappointing news about the horror franchise's future. In a recent interview with Collider, Wan hinted that The Conjuring 4 "could be the end" of Ed and Lorraine Warren's story. When asked if the fourth film would actually be the last, the producer, original director and mastermind of The Conjuring series cryptically replied: "We never know. You never know. We'll see." Read Wan's full review below:
Yeah, we are working on it right now. With the Conjuring films, we are very precious about [them]. And so we kind of want to just take our time to make sure we get it right and to make sure the emotion of the Warren stories that we want to tell, and moving into, and potentially wrapping up, we just want to make sure that it's the right thing, the right story that we're telling.
Everything We Know About The Conjuring 4
Wan's review may hint at The Conjuring 4 Ending the franchise wasn't a surprise. The most recent film, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, was criticized as one of the weaker ones, a clear sign that the franchise should seriously consider ending it. What wasn't clear from Wan's comments was whether The Conjuring 4 could end the mainline franchise, or the horror franchise as a whole, which includes spinoff franchises like Annabelle and the Nun.
With Johnson-McGoldrick returning as writer, The Conjuring 4 has yet to name a director. Michael Chaves, who directed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, is currently filming The Nun 2, which once again follows Taissa Farmiga's nun Irene as she investigates the 1956 murder of a French The priest's murder and come face to face with the demon Valak. In the past, Wan has teased the possibility of Taissa Farmiga's character somehow meeting Lorraine Warren (played by her real-life sister Vera Farmiga) in-universe to "bring it all to a happy ending."
Plot details for The Conjuring 4 are also under wraps, though Vera Farmiga and Patrick will return Wilson's paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren take on a new case. Like past films, The Conjuring 4 will likely be based on alleged hauntings in real life that the Warrens have actually investigated. More will be revealed as The Conjuring 4 develops. Until then, fans can look forward to The Nun 2, which is set to hit theaters on September 8, 2023. ^More: Where Annabelle 2 takes place in The Conjuring timeline (it's complicated) ^Source: Collider