Looks like it's not good news for horror fans who were eagerly waiting for the movie.
Back in 2012, when The Conjuring released, it ushered a new age of horror cinema. Now, 8 years and multiple movies later, The Conjuring franchise is showing no signs of slowing down and is popular as ever. After it was announced yesterday that Christopher Nolan's Tenet was delayed indefinitely by Warner Bros., the production house has also pushed back the release date of The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It to 2021, reported Collider.
The movie was originally slated to be released on September 11, 2020, but it looks like Warner Bros. thinks if the movie is released this year, it won't be able to pull any audience, especially after major cities like Los Angeles still have their movie theaters shut down. After reviewing the situation, the production house has decided to release the movie on June 4, 2021. This announcement comes after it was reported earlier that the horror sequel would likely be delayed to summer 2021 after there was a surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
“the conjuring 3 delayed until june 2021” pic.twitter.com/8BKUYPM1bX— sara clements (@mildredsfierce) July 20, 2020
While this news has definitely saddened the horror fandom who were so eagerly waiting for the horror sequel, but in retrospect, it makes absolute sense since both theaters and film productions across the globe have barely begun to function. According to a report by Variety, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It was going to have some additional shoots in April 2020, but the Hollywood productions were too slow to meet the previously set release date.
'The Conjuring 3,' set for release on Sept. 11, is being pushed back to June 4, 2021 https://t.co/jRRA5SHf56— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 21, 2020
Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich released a statement saying, "Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates.”
The Conjuring 3 is the latest victim of the ongoing release date reshuffles. https://t.co/zARI0fN4Ld— Yahoo Movies UK (@YahooMoviesUK) July 21, 2020
Warner Bros has not delayed the release of other major movies like Wonder Woman 1984 and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune for now, but some reports have indicated that these films will ultimately be delayed too if coronavirus cases continue to spike in the U.S. While we can't do anything about the delayed release date of the movie, we do have all the details our readers need to know before The Conjuring 3 hits the theaters. Scroll down to know more.
There is no way a Conjuring movie is going to be a hit if Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga don't appear as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Speaking about his return in the third movie, Wilson told The Hollywood Reporter, "The process [of making Conjuring 3] was fantastic, and it's a much different feel. It's still the same bones; it's still very much Ed and Lorraine. Again, we are pushing our characters to places they haven’t gone, but the film will be a really nice addition because it's definitely a different beast. Pun intended." Farmiga, in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, added, "Of course, any day to pal around with this guy [Patrick Wilson] and goof around on set is a good day for me. And I do love playing this character, I really do. I do. This is a woman who is living her potential. To be honest with you, in this climate of dissension and rancor and division, I love exhibiting their unity and their closeness and their togetherness. It's something special for me."
While the plot of the third Conjuring movie is being kept under the wraps, one thing we know for sure is that this movie is also based on a real-life case that the Warrens investigated. The official synopsis reads, "A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”
While the first two Conjuring movies were directed by the talented James Wan, the third movie will be directed by Michael Chaves.
Sadly, no official trailer for the third Conjuring movie has been released to the public yet. Keeping in mind that the movie is pushed back to 2021, it might be a while till the fans get to see the highly anticipated trailer.