Bustin' makes them feel good!
Deadline has confirmed that Patrick Wilson (Aquaman) and Vera Farmiga (Orphan) will be reprising their Conjuring roles as celebrated real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren for the third Annabelle movie. However, it should be noted that their characters will only be present "in a supporting capacity."
The Warrens were the main characters in the first two Conjuring movies — both of which were directed by James Wan — and were responsible for the Annabelle spinoff, having investigated the titular possessed doll in the past. Indeed, the husband-wife duo are the cornerstone of the entire shared Conjuring cinematic universe, which would not exist without them. Even Farmiga's younger sister, Taissa, joined the "CCU" last month in The Nun.
Set in the mid-'70s, Annabelle 3 — which takes place after the events of the first movie (Annabelle 2 was a prequel) — finds Ed and Lorraine placing the doll in their room of cursed artifacts. This proves to be a bad move, because Annabelle not only wakes up, but she also rouses a bunch of other evil stuff in the room. Now back and better than ever, the titular antagonist sets her sights on the Warrens' young daughter, Judy (Goosebumps 2's Madison Iseman).
The Annabelle threequel is being written and directed by Gary Dauberman (the screenwriter of It: Chapter One and Are You Afraid of the Dark? is making his directorial debut), with an expected release date of July 3, 2019. James Wan and Peter Safran are both executive-producing.