If DC and Marvel aren’t your thing, and the beginning of the Dark Universe has left a bitter taste in your mouth, then perhaps James Wan’s universe for The Conjuring can re-ignite your love for cinematic world-building.
James Wan recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly and offered updates on the expanding universe of The Conjuring, including the upcoming Crooked Man and The Nun spin-offs, as well as The Conjuring 3. He described The Conjuring movies as “the mothership “ and assures us that he is not neglecting the upcoming film.
“We’ve been working hard on Conjuring 3. Of course, that is something that I am not neglecting. The Conjuring movies are still the mothership and the mothership needs to be strong. […] So, we’re in the midst of working on the script, and still hashing [it] out.”
However, he does doubt he’ll have time to direct The Conjuring 3, because Aquaman has to be his priority.
“I’m going to be on Aquaman for a year-and-a-half. I just don’t see that as a reality.”
The Nun is being left in the safe hands of The Hallow director Corin Hardy, so we’re feeling positive. Wan had this to say:
“I love Corin. That guy is amazing. […] Corin is such a monster movie-nut and I just love the guy’s passion. All these up-and-coming film-makers remind me of what I was when I started with Saw. That’s the kind of film-makers I would love to continue to foster through Atomic Monster. So, I’m very excited for what Corin has done with The Nun, and right now we’re in post-production, putting the film together.”
New Line has also announced a spinoff film focusing on The Conjuring 2’s Crooked Man and Wan has offered some very interesting insights on what feel the film will have compared to the rest of the universe:
“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 flavour, so that way they don’t feel like they’re the same films.”
It’s great to see The Conjuring universe shaping up nicely, and we can’t wait to see what David F. Sandberg has to offer us with Annabelle: Creation on 11th August 2017. If the early reviews are anything to go by, it’s going to be excellent.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)