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Patrick Wilson Says The Conjuring 3 is a ‘Different Beast’ Than Previous Films

November 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Patrick Wilson is teasing what’s to come in The Conjuring 3 next year, and it’s a different film than what we’ve been used to so far. Wilson spoke with THR promoting Midway and touched on how the film, which will see him reprise his role as Ed Warren alongside Vera Farmiga, differentiates itself from the first two Conjuring movies.

“It’s a much different feel,” Wilson told the site. “It’s still the same bones; it’s still very much Ed and Lorraine. Again, we are pushing our characters to places they haven’t gone, but the film will be a really nice addition because it’s definitely a different beast. Pun intended.”

Wilson and Farmiga had supporting roles in this year’s Annabelle Comes Home, and The Conjuring 3 is their first of the main franchise under a different director. Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) is helming this one, with previous director James Wan producing.

Wilson continued, “It was really, really exciting. Because of the spinoffs, when you come back to the flagship movies, I want to feel like, “Okay, now we’re back in the Conjuring world.” There’s a different weight to those movies just in scope alone, budget, time to shoot it and all that stuff. It’s got great producers, and honestly, a super happy and supportive studio. So it’s a lot of positivity even though you’re dealing with a lot of negative demons. I can’t wait.”

The film is about a man on trial for murder who claims he was possessed by a demon. It releases on September 11th, 2020.