There seems to be no end in sight for the highly-popular Conjuring franchise. The films have seen a huge success since James Wan’s first installment came out in 2013, and Warner Bros. has been sure to milk every last drop of that success over the years, and that won’t stop with The Nun – though it will have a delayed release date.
The first spin-off, Annabelle, premiered in 2014. It received a lukewarm reaction from fans and critics but still managed to become a financial success like its predecessor.
Next we got The Conjuring 2, a direct sequel to the 2013 film. It was once again directed by James Wan and introduced a variety of new characters intended to show up in future films.
Soon after, it was announced that a second Annabelle movie would be produced. It received a higher reception from fans and critics and was one of the highest-grossing horror films of 2017. It was a no-brainer, then, that the other two spin-offs would definitely be coming soon.
The next of these spin-offs is supposed to be The Nun, which was originally shot for a July 13, 2018 release date. Now Warner Bros. has announced its intention to postpone the film until September 7, 2018. Odds are they did this to replicate the success of their film IT which was released in September of 2017 and went to become the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
And if this still isn’t enough Conjuring action for you, James Wan’s Atomic Monster company is currently developing The Conjuring 3 and another spin-off entitled The Crooked Man.
The Nun centers on a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania taking her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from The Conjuring 2.
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