The Conjuring 2 Now Has a Summer 2016 Release Date

Following last month’s announcement of its move to 2016, James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 is now set for the more specific release of June 10, 2016.

Unlike the recent spinoff film, Annabelle (which explored the back story of The Conjuring’s terrifying doll), it is believed that The Conjuring 2 will continue the based-on-truth adventures of paranormal investigators Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The Conjuring 2 Moves out of 2015, Mystery Horror Film Fills Slot

Ed and Lorraine Warren will be back for another supernatural mystery. You’ll just have to wait a bit longer for that to happen. The Conjuring 2 was originally slated to open on October 23, 2015. That is changing, however.
The sequel to 2013’s smash hit – starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson – will arrive sometime in 2016 now.

‘Annabelle’ Release Date Official Now, Confirms Warner Bros.

A few months back, Warner Bros. and New Line set an October 3rd release date for an unknown horror film. We speculated it was Annabelle. Turns out we were spot-on with that guess. Both entities confirmed the release date today. And, get this, it’s getting a theatrical release.

Directed by John Leonetti, the film was produced by James Wan and is a spin-off of last year’s hit The Conjuring. Leonetti served as the director of photography on The Conjuring.

Discussion: Are Audiences Getting Tired of the Supernatural?

Deliver Us from Evil opened at the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend. To date, it has grossed $15 million since opening Wednesday, July 2nd, but box office analysts are focusing their targets on the film’s $9.5 million weekend gross and taking fire. Understandable. That’s a pretty weak weekend performance. It was up against the new comedy Tammy and holdovers likes Transformers, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon. If you recall, Deliver Us from Evil was pushed up from its original 2015 release date because Sony was so confident in the film that it thought Deliver could earn some big bucks akin to The Conjuring’s mid-summer success last year.

Regardless of the quality of Deliver Us from Evil, I honestly think the film would have had a tough go of it at the box office because, more or less…audiences are getting supernatural fatigue.

The Conjuring 2 Gets a Release Date, Not a Summer Movie

Warner Bros./New Line have revealed today that The Conjuring 2 is going to hit theaters October 23, 2015. No plot details have been revealed, so until you read something official, take it all as rumor.

What we know for a fact? Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as Ed and Lorraine Warren. The sequel will likely see them taking on a new case, of course.

Annabelle at the Center of a Spin-Off of The Conjuring

Warner Bros. and New Line are putting some serious faith behind what The Conjuring offered over the summer (and by “offer,” I mean thrills and box office bucks).

We already know that a sequel is in the works with Chad and Carey Hayes returning to script.  While there are a lot of rumored plot details, nothing has been confirmed.

But that’s not all.  The studio is apparently at work on a spin-off film.

Exclusive: Patrick Wilson, Sort Of, Nixes Amityville for The Conjuring 2

Before The Conjuring even hit theaters, New Line Cinema set the wheels in motion for the sequel and now that the film is nearing the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office, The Conjuring 2 talk continues.

The July 19th release features Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, a pair of paranormal investigators tasked with helping the Perrons, a family terrorized by a demonic force in their new home. And that’s only one of many real-life Warren files.