The Conjuring Universe expands this weekend with the release of David F. Sandberg’s prequel Annabelle: Creation, which will pave the way for forthcoming films The Nun, The Crooked Man and The Conjuring 3.
Talking with EW, Wan previewed the future of the expanded universe, digging into what we can expect from The Crooked Man and updating on The Nun and The Conjuring 3. For starters, the Corin Hardy-directed The Nun is currently in post-production, while The Conjuring 3 is being scripted.
As for The Crooked Man, a spinoff from The Conjuring 2…
“We think we have a really exciting story,” Wan told the site. “What we want to do, with The Conjuring universe, is we want each of our little offshoots to have a very different flavor, right? So, for example, Annabelle is the classic sort-of haunted doll subgenre. And with The Crooked Man, I would love to push it more down somewhat of that dark fairytale, and more whimsical, subgenre. I love the idea that, within the Conjuring universe, each of our little movies all have their own flavor, so that way they don’t feel like they’re the same films.”
Wan also elaborated a bit on the status of The Conjuring 3, which he likely won’t direct.
“We’ve been working hard on Conjuring 3,” he said. “Of course, that is something that I am not neglecting. So, we’re in the midst of working on the script, and still hashing [it] out. We want to make sure that the script is in a really good place. With how much people have loved the first two Conjurings, I don’t want to rush in to the third one if possible.”
First up, be sure to check out Annabelle: Creation this weekend.