It was only a matter of time.
Yesterday New Line Cinema pushed The Conjuring 2 from its initial release of October 23rd, 2015 to an undisclosed 2016 date, leaving many to suspect that the move was made to make room for James Wan’s schedule. It turns out that’s exactly what the studio was up to as they’ve just announced that Wan will indeed return to direct the sequel to The Conjuring. While the wait is much longer than expected, I don’t think you’re going to see anyone complaining about the latest addition to what will surely be the most anticipated horror movie of 2016.
“It was during the editing of Fast & Furious 7 that my brain started sparking ideas for The Conjuring sequel,” Wan said. “Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated. I’m excited to tell the story of the next case-file of Ed & Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we’ve created.”
With both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga back to play Ed & Lorraine Warren under the direction of the mastermind behind it all, James Wan, I think it’s safe to say that we’re in store for another great one. With the sequel moved to 2016, this gives Wan plenty of time to promote his upcoming film, Fast and Furious 7, before diving right into The Conjuring 2, which is expected to start shooting in the summer.