James Wan TEASES the ending of 'The Conjuring' franchise with the fourth film
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Our condolences to all the horror movie fans out there as the fourth movie of 'Conjuring' could be the last movie of the franchise. Shocking, isn't it? As per recent reports, it was revealed that work on the fourth installment of 'The Conjuring' is underway, says horror master James Wan, who has also teased the film could be the last chapter in the popular film franchise.
In October 2022, it was officially announced that 'The Conjuring 4' was in the works with writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick returning to the pen the script, one of the minds behind 'The Conjuring 2' and 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.' In 2021, the third 'Conjuring' movie grossed over 206 million dollars at the box office, which was enough to push the franchise's total earnings to over 2 billion dollars and make it the highest-grossing horror franchise in history. But still, the overall future of 'The Conjuring' franchise remains uncertain. Perhaps, is it really an end to Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren? Read more to find out.
During a recent interview with Collider, James Wan hinted at 'The Conjuring 4' "potentially wrapping up" the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren. When asked for clarification if the fourth film will in fact be the last, 'The Conjuring' franchise's producer, original director, and overall mastermind responded cryptically, "We never know. You never know. We'll see."
He said, "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.”
As of now eight films currently reside in the franchise, including three 'The Conjuring' films and three featuring the possessed doll 'Annabelle'. Two standalone horror films flesh the world out further in 'The Nun' and 'The Curse of La Llorona'. Now that a spinoff featuring 'The Crooked Man' from 'The Conjuring 2' has officially been canceled, only a direct sequel to 'The Nun' and 'The Conjuring 4' remain in development.