James Wan Talks Potentially “Wrapping Up” ‘The Conjuring’ Horror Franchise

James Wan created The Conjuring Universe exactly ten years ago, launching a franchise of low-budget horrors that could probably go on forever. That’s even with the most recent film, 2021’s The Devil Made Me Do It, grossing $206M worldwide which is on the low end of the spectrum.  However, it seems that Wan is looking toward the future and possibly wrapping up the story of supernatural sleuths Ed & Lorraine Warren for good.

Speaking with Collider while hyping his latest film, M3GAN, which he produced and developed the story for, Wan talked about the upcoming fourth ‘Conjuring’ movie and how it could be the last…

“Yeah, we are working on it right now. With the ‘Conjuring’ films, we are very precious about [them]. And so we kind of want to just take our time to make sure we get it right and to make sure the emotion of the Warren stories that we want to tell, and moving into, and potentially wrapping up, we just want to make sure that it’s the right thing, the right story that we’re telling.”

When asked if The Conjuring 4 would for sure be the end, Wan replied “We never know. You never know. We’ll see.”

So it sounds like Wan is playing The Conjuring‘s future based on more than just box office receipts, but whether they can find good stories to tell for stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. Those two have been the heart and soul of these films for ten years, creating iconic screen characters and if The Conjuring ever does come to an end, they deserve to have it go out on top.

Travis Hopson
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