Back in March, fans got their first look into what The Conjuring 3 will entail. Officially titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the franchise’s third installment was set to arrive this fall.
However, a new report predicts that studios are reassessing films’ release dates as the coronavirus pandemic continues. It also says that Warner Bros. is likely to postpone The Conjuring 3‘s release until 2021.
The Conjuring 3 is set to arrive in theaters on Sept. 11. However, as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the United States, studios are going to reassess the current release lineup for films. This is due to the possibility that the country could delay its lockdown phasing plans to help contain the pandemic. This would then cause theaters to remain closed.
Due to this, The Conjuring 3 will likely be postponed. According to the new report, Warner Bros. Pictures are considering pushing the film’s release to 2021. Studios are reportedly going to reassess the releases after the July 4 week.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are returning for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Together, they are playing paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The third film serves as the departure from the haunted house plot established in the previous films. The new film will depict the events of the first U.S. murder where the suspect claimed they were demonically possessed as a defense.
Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) directed the film. James Wan, who directed the previous two movies, is a producer. Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook and Julian Hilliard round out the cast.
So far, various summer blockbusters have been delayed several times including Disney‘s Mulan and Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet. It is expected that these films, along with various others, may see even more delays. As well, Marvel‘s Eternals, Fast & Furious 9, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Jungle Cruise, and Spiral: From the Book of Saw have all been pushed to 2021 already.
Various movie theaters plan to reopen in July. However, due to the social distancing regulations put in place, theaters won’t be open at normal capacity. Despite these quick plans to reopen, some still won’t be flocking to the theaters anytime soon.
A new study from Performance Research and Full Circle Research Co. says that 70 percent of its respondents would rather watch a movie at home versus the theater. This is compared to the mere 13 percent who would opt to visit the cinema. However, some may be more willing to visit their local theaters once a vaccine is available.
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