The expansive Conjuring movie universe currently consists of eight films and continues to grow. However, it’s important to note that only three films are officially part of “The Conjuring” series: “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” and the recently released horror sensation, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.” These movies showcase the remarkable performances of Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who portray Lorraine and Ed Warren respectively. The on-screen couple is based on the real-life paranormal investigators who gained fame through their intriguing work. The film series presents fictionalized dramatizations of some of the Warrens’ most renowned cases.
“The Conjuring,” the inaugural film in the series, centers around the Perron family’s harrowing ordeal after they relocate to an aged residence in Rhode Island, only to encounter inexplicable supernatural phenomena. Seeking assistance, the Warrens venture to the family’s aid, embarking on a mission to alleviate the perceived malevolent spirits plaguing the house. Their involvement leads to a bone-chilling and extensively publicized experience. The film adaptation expands upon the Perrons’ narrative, incorporating additional spine-tingling scares and laying the foundation for its own spectral mythos that resonates throughout subsequent installments.
“The Conjuring” franchise, including its subsequent films, has achieved remarkable success thus far. Although the latest addition to the series, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” received a varied response from critics, it has still managed to perform admirably at the box office, indicating a strong demand from fans. Consequently, the question arises: Can we anticipate the release of “The Conjuring 4”?
Who will be in the cast of The Conjuring 4?
Apart from Farmiga and Wilson, there are only a handful of individuals whose potential involvement in another sequel can be speculated. Sterling Jerins, the talented young actress who portrays Judy Warren, the daughter of Ed and Lorraine, in both “The Conjuring 2” and “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” is highly likely to make a return. Additionally, Steve Coulter, known for his role as Father Gordon, the spiritual advisor to the Warrens, who has appeared in all “The Conjuring” films as well as “Annabelle Comes Home,” would likely accompany Farmiga and Wilson if they reprise their roles.
Fans can also anticipate the return of Joseph Bishara, a talented composer and actor known for portraying various demons in The Conjuring movie universe. Bishara has notably portrayed characters such as Bathsheba in “The Conjuring,” the Annabelle Demon in “Annabelle: Creation,” and several others. If the storyline of the next installment involves the reappearance of the Demon Nun or Valak, as seen in “The Conjuring 2” and the spinoff film, it is highly likely that Bonnie Aarons will once again portray the chilling and terrifying spirit.
In addition to the aforementioned actors, the nature of The Conjuring franchise typically involves expanding the narrative and introducing new characters in each subsequent film. Therefore, it is highly likely that “The Conjuring 4” will feature a plethora of fresh faces. In “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” notable new additions included Ruairi O’Connor as Arne Cheyenne Johnson, Sarah Catherine Hook as Debby Glatzel, Julian Hilliard as David Glatzel, and John Noble as Kastner. If another movie is produced, there is a possibility that some of these characters may make a return, adding to the continuity of the franchise.
When will The Conjuring 4 come out ?
At present, Warner Bros. has not yet given official confirmation for a fourth film in “The Conjuring” series. However, there seems to be no apparent reason not to proceed with it. While the franchise expands with spinoff films such as “The Crooked Man” and a sequel to “The Nun” (2018) in development, the mainline “Conjuring” films remain the most successful, forming the foundation upon which the spinoffs are built. The pivotal question regarding “The Conjuring 4” revolves around the willingness of its stars, Farmiga and Wilson, to embark on another adventure as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Both actors have expressed their eagerness to continue portraying the Warrens in previous interviews (as reported by Empire via Dread Central).
If Farmiga and Wilson express their desire to return, it is highly likely that the studio will give the green light for another film. However, predicting the exact release timeline is challenging. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” was approved in 2017 shortly after the release of the second film (via Deadline). Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused widespread disruptions in the entertainment industry, the production of the latest “Conjuring” movie encountered significant delays. Hopefully, an announcement regarding the fourth film will be made soon, and if that is the case, it could potentially be released within the next two years. However, considering the current circumstances, it is more realistic to expect a timeline of three or more years before the release of “The Conjuring 4.”
What is the plot of this movie ?
Each installment of the primary series in The Conjuring universe delves into a distinct Warren case. In “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” the narrative revolves around the character portrayed by O’Connor, Arne, who is based on a young man involved in a real-life incident from 1981. Arne was charged with killing his landlord and attempted to claim that he was under the influence of a demon, which the Warrens had previously exorcised from an 11-year-old boy played by Hilliard, named David. In addition to this storyline and the haunting of the Perron family depicted in the first film, the horror franchise also encompasses the Enfield poltergeist case, the Amityville killings, and, of course, the eerie tale of the Annabelle doll.
What might the fourth film explore in terms of its storyline? Among the numerous infamous cases investigated by the Warrens, two notable ones stand out. The first involves the supposed haunting of the Snedeker family in Connecticut in 1986, which formed the basis of the 2009 horror film “The Haunting in Connecticut.” Another compelling case is the Smurl haunting in Pennsylvania, which spanned from 1974 to 1989 and involved Jack and Janet Smurl’s claims of being tormented by a demon. These cases provide potential material for a captivating narrative. Additionally, Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed to have obtained video footage of the legendary “White Lady” at Union Cemetery in Weston, Connecticut, which was in close proximity to their residence. Incorporating these elements could add to the intrigue and supernatural atmosphere of the fourth film.
In addition to the cases covered by the real-life Warrens, it would be interesting to see the couple take on a different famous haunting in the context of a fictional horror movie. It would be intriguing to have Ed and Lorraine investigate a haunted prison or an old hotel, or even explore locations associated with well-known murder cases like the Villisca axe murders or the crimes of Lizzie Borden. This would bring a fresh and exciting element to the storyline, allowing the Warrens to explore new and chilling mysteries in the fictional realm.