The Conjuring

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The state of The Conjuring Universe is scarily strong, with several more films in the works.

"The Nun" just had a killer box office opening, the best of the Conjuring franchise to date.

CinemaBlend talked to producer Peter Safran about two of the upcoming sequels/spinoffs -- "The Conjuring 3" and "The Crooked Man."

There's also "Annabelle 3," which is set to start filming this fall and was already given a July 3, 2019 release date.

So far, "The Conjuring 3" and "The Crooked Man" don't have release dates, and they probably shouldn't be expected for release in 2019. But Safran sounded confident about the former at least heading into production next year. "The Crooked Man"? Eh. Maybe. We'll see.

Here's what Safran told CinemaBlend when asked for an update on "The Conjuring 3":

"It's actually coming along great. David Lindsay Johnson is working on the screenplay, and I feel pretty confident they will have that one up and running next year."

Nice. James Wan directed the first two "Conjuring" movies, but last we heard he wasn't expected to return for the third one. No director has been named yet, though, so there's always hope. It's not like "Aquaman" should get in the way at this point.

CinemaBlend also asked Safran about the other "Conjuring" spinoff in the works, "The Crooked Man," and it sounds like they're still figuring that one out:

"We're still working on the script for it. The bar is set very high for the movies that we want to make in in The Conjuring Universe, and until we get to that place we're not interested in putting one of these out there into the universe. I still think 'The Crooked Man' could be a very interesting and different story."

So put a pin in "The Crooked Man" and focus your attention on "Annabelle 3" -- which will target Ed and Lorraine Warren's daughter Judy next July -- and then "The Conjuring 3."

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