In an interview with EW, regular James Wan collaborator Patrick Wilson opened up about what we can expect from The Conjuring 2.
Wilson told the outlet that the sequel covers entirely new ground, as Wan refuses to revisit the same territory twice. He also touched on the skepticism regarding whether or not Ed and Lorraine Warren are actually frauds (You can check out our thoughts on that right here). “Without giving anything away, [Wan] wouldn’t settle for the film ending with me giving an exorcism and then the witch goes away,” Wilson explained. “We can’t do that again, so we don’t … I love that they pushed the skepticism of it, I love that they pushed the Warrens’ involvement, and it’s awesome. And we stole from a couple real situations where the Warrens were confronted by skeptics, because James is real conscious of that. He knows that fans who want to believe will see the movies, but he knows there are a lot of skeptics out there, so why not show that? We probably had more fun shooting it than the first one. I love it; it was fantastic.”
The film will hit theaters June 10, 2016. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist was reportedly green lit prior to The Conjuring even having hit theaters. New Line and Warner Brothers had faith in the picture very early on. And their confidence proved to be well warranted. The Conjuring is one of the highest grossing horror films of all time. In fact, since the film’s release it has been classified as the fourth highest grossing horror film of all time. The story of Ed and Lorraine Warren struck a chord with audiences and their exploits will again take center stage in the 2015 sequel.
The Conjuring 2 is set to explore a case that the Warrens handled involving two sisters in Enfield, England. The women were possessed by a very nasty wraith and experienced a variety of unpleasant consequences. Lorraine Warren has previously referenced this case as one of the most terrifying of her career as a demonologist. In addition to Wilson, the film also stars Vera Farmiga, Abhi Sinha, and Frances O’Connor.