New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. held a panel called Scare Diego at San Diego Comic-Con for their horror films The Nun and IT: Chapter 2, leading to the announcement of Annabelle 3.
IT and IT: Chapter 2‘s screenwriter Gary Dauberman is set to write and direct the third film. Gary also wrote the last two Annabelle movies and The Nun, so he’s already deeply rooted in the Conjuring universe.
The third film will see the return of the Warrens played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
Here’s what ScreenRant had to say about what was said at the panel.
According to the panel, the movie will be set shortly before the events of The Conjuring, showing what happened when the Warrens first brought the doll back and stashed her in their occult museum. In their careers as supernatural investigators, Ed and Lorraine have amassed a collection of cursed objects that they keep locked up together in a room in their house (which is really just asking for trouble), and the third movie will see the demon that possesses the Annabelle doll bringing the other artifacts to life, Night at the Museum style. While that might sound like fun, the results are probably going to be pretty terrifying.
A release date hasn’t been given but they suggest it will be coming next summer.
SOURCE: SCARE DEIGO PANEL [via SCREEN RANT]