Annabelle

Warner Bros.



The "Annabelle" franchise is coming back home to torture Ed and Lorraine Warren's daughter Judy.

"Annabelle 3" was just teased last night during the ScareDiego panel at Comic-Con.

We already knew it was coming -- and taking a July 3, 2019 release date -- as written and directed by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote the two previous "Annabelle" movies and "The Nun."

The first two "Annabelle" movies were prequel spinoffs of "The Conjuring," but this new movie will drag the paranormal investigating Warrens back into the drama.

The Conjuring

Warner Bros.



It certainly sounds like that means Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will star in "Annabelle 3," since this is about the haunting of their characters' daughter, but that was not specifically announced during the panel.

Here's more from Gary Dauberman:
“I’m still finalizing the script, but it really picks up with the Warrens bringing Annabelle to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room. But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy. So, that’s the set-up."

James Wan, who is producing the film, added this interesting comparison:
"Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So, it’s basically 'A Night at the Museum,' with Annabelle!”

Night at the Museum

20th Century Fox



Sure! Let's hope this doesn't come down to Ben Stiller saving the day.

The great James Wan will be back later this week, of course, to debut the first "Aquaman" trailer. That's happening Saturday. But now we know a bit more about the third "Annabelle" horror show, which for some reason is coming just in time for next year's Independence Day. Secret meaning there?

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