The Conjuring is a highly successful scary movie series, and the new installment, The Conjuring: Last Rites, is on the way. There are hints about what’s next for Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movies are based on the real-life adventures of Ed (played by Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (played by Vera Farmiga), who were experts in paranormal activities and demonology. The films add dramatic elements to their cases from the 1970s and 1980s, with some fictional parts too. The Conjuring: Last Rites is the latest part of this spooky movie series with a rich backstory.
The Conjuring 4 is set to follow several spin-offs that explore cases outside the main Conjuring storyline, including Annabelle, The Nun, and The Curse of La Llorona. The success of 2023’s The Nun II indicates the continued spookiness of the franchise, sparking speculation about the upcoming mainline Conjuring installment. Ed and Lorraine Warren’s various cases offer many options for the next big-screen adaptation, leaving fans curious about which one will be chosen for the Conjurverse.
Most Recent News
The latest update on The Conjuring 4 came on September 8, 2023, following The Nun II’s release. Director Michael Chaves provided insights into The Conjuring: Last Rites and how the post-credits scene in The Nun sequel sets the stage for the next installment in The Conjuring franchise. In an interview with Slashfilm, Chaves discussed the connections between The Conjuring 4 and the conclusion of The Nun II, revealing that the script and final story for the fourth Conjuring movie are still in progress.
I think that they’re still writing it. They’re still working on it. There’s definitely “Conjuring: Last Rites” is coming. And in terms of the exorcism of Maurice, that’s always been a center, a cornerstone marker in the timeline and I think it’s up to interpretation. It’s also, I think there’s a lot of things that need to align, so it could go a couple different ways. As an audience member, I would 100% see [a crossover of all Conjuring demons]. I couldn’t give away what I know about what’s being developed, but I know that they’re going to end with a bang. I know that there is a great finale being planned for “Last Rites” and as to what or who’s in it … I don’t want to give away any spoilers.
The Conjuring: Last Rites Cast
So far, only Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren and Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren have been confirmed for The Conjuring 4 cast. The return of their daughter, Judy Warren, is a possibility, but the actress who will play her remains uncertain. Sterling Jerins portrayed Judy Warren in The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.
The role of Judy Warren was recast in Annabelle Comes Home, with McKenna Grace taking over. For The Conjuring 4, a new set of characters will be introduced as the Warrens delve into another supernatural case.
What Is The Conjuring: Last Rites About?
For the new Conjuring movie, we don’t know the story yet. Since The Devil Made Me Do It happened in 1981, it’s likely that The Conjuring: Last Rites will be set in the 1980s. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will play Ed and Lorraine Warren again. In the 1980s, the Warrens had many cases, and the new movie might be based on one of them. They had a case in 1986 that inspired The Haunting in Connecticut, but the producers might choose a lesser-known case to keep things new.
One possible story for The Conjuring 4 could be the scary tale of the Smurl haunting, investigated by the Warrens in 1986. The news about The Conjuring TV series hints that the movie’s story might have an open ending. The series is expected to continue the movie storyline, probably starting after the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson in 1981, the main plot of The Conjuring 3.
In the ending scene after The Nun II, there were some hints about the story in The Conjuring 4. The scene featured Ed and Lorraine Warren making a comeback in the series. Although it’s a short scene and doesn’t reveal many details about the plot, it’s a clear introduction to The Conjuring: Last Rites and the next movie in the Conjurverse after The Nun II.
Will The Conjuring 4 Be the Final Movie?
According to producer James Wan in an interview with Collider, The Conjuring 4 is currently in the works. Wan mentioned that they are being careful with the Conjuring films and taking their time to ensure they get the story right. He hinted that The Conjuring 4 might potentially wrap up the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren. However, he also left room for uncertainty, saying, “We never know. You never know. We’ll see.”
The Conjuring 4: Release Date
As mentioned earlier, The Conjuring 4 is in the works, but the release date hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Looking at the past, there were three years between The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016), followed by a five-year gap until The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021). Originally, it was supposed to be four years, with a planned release in September 2020.
Following this pattern, we might anticipate The Conjuring 4 to come out sometime in 2024.