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‘The Conjuring 2’ gets second spinoff in ‘The Crooked Man’

Just like the demons of its namesake, The Conjuring cinematic universe grows stronger the more fear it spreads. It just keeps growing and growing, this time adding a film that fans have actually been clamoring for.

THR reports that, along with The Nun, The Conjuring 2 will also be spinning off into The Crooked Man. Mike Van Waes (whose only other IMDb credit includes an upcoming Wizard of Oz horror project) will pen the script for a story by James Wan, though no release date has officially been announced.

The Crooked Man character has roots in an English nursery rhyme:

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.

He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.

He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.

And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

The first spinoff of the series came out in 2014 and went to the possessed doll Annabelle with a film of the same name. A prequel to Annabelle (aptly titled Annabelle: Creation) is currently in the works and scheduled to hit theaters August 11th this year. It is directed by David F. Sandberg, who wrote and directed the surprise horror hit Lights Out last year.

The next entry in The Conjuring universe, The Nun, is slated to drop Friday, July 13th of 2018. The film stars Demian Bichir as a priest who investigates the mysterious death of a nun.

As of now, the films of The Conjuring universe have scared up a worldwide total nearing $900 million.

What do you guys think of this news? Are you excited for The Crooked Man? Do you enjoy these spinoffs? Let us know in the comments below!

Annabelle: Creation Trailer #1 Reaction

After a disappointing debut, Mrs. Future Ex Chucky returns with an origin story in Annabelle: Creation! With help from the Lights Out director, could this be the one to get us excited for more Annabelle? Check out our reaction at the link below!

Annabelle: Creation Trailer Reaction

Hit us up in the comments section, guys, and let us know what you thought about the first Annabelle spin-off and whether or not we need a second!

Warner Bros. postpones ‘Aquaman’ to December 2018

Well it looks like Aquaman is diving deeper into 2018. Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday that the James Wan seafaring superhero venture starring Jason Momoa has been pushed back two months, from October 5, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

This move doesn’t come as a huge surprise, however. Recently Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the second Star Wars spin-off film (centered around a young Han Solo) will be released May 25, 2018 and not inside the December window, which they have dominated since The Force Awakens. The opportunity to swoop in and claim a spot within the coveted holiday time frame must have been too tempting for W.B. to pass up.

This now means that Aquaman will be squaring off against Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie featuring Miles Morales. Originally, it was set to compete with Fede Alvarez’s next film The Girl in the Spider’s Web (also a Sony property).

Of course fans won’t have to wait until then to see the King of Atlantis in action. They can wet their appetites (Ha! Get it?) with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is slated for release November 17th, 2017.

Aquaman is directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) and also stars Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, and Patrick Wilson.

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