Since the release of the first The Conjuring film over a decade ago, James Wan's series has become one of the most prolific franchises in modern horror, spawning not just direct two sequels but also all manner of spin-offs.


It's been almost three years since the most recent entry in the main series – The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – arrived in cinemas back in 2021, and fans have just been given an update about the next instalment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, veteran of the franchise Michael Chaves is in talks to helm the fourth film, having previously been behind the camera for both the aforementioned The Devil Made Me Do It and the more recent spin-off The Nun 2.

The same report also claims that the film is simply being referred to as The Conjuring 4 behind the scenes, despite a previous announcement that it would be titled The Conjuring: Last Rites.

Whatever it ends up being called, it looks like The Conjuring 4 could be the final entry in the main franchise, with Wan having previously told Collider that the film was "potentially wrapping up" the series.

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So, what lies in wait for Ed and Lorraine Warren this time? What will be the subject of their next investigation into the paranormal? Read on to find out everything we know so far about The Conjuring 4.

The Conjuring 4 potential release date

We don't have an official release date yet, but according to the aforementioned report in The Hollywood Reporter, production is expected to get underway this summer – so we imagine a release at some point in 2025 looks likely.

That would roughly fit with the gaps we've seen between entries so far, with the previous films in the franchise having been released in 2013, 2016 and 2021 respectively (with the third film having been delayed from its initial 2020 date by the pandemic).

When we hear anything more exact, we'll update this page accordingly - so keep checking back for the latest news.

The fourth film was officially confirmed by Warner Bros in October 2022.

The Conjuring 4 cast news

The Conjuring characters standing in a basement looking scared
The Conjuring. SEAC

It wouldn't be The Conjuring without Ed and Lorraine Warren, and series stalwarts Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga unsurprisingly look set to reprise their roles in the fourth entry.

There's no word yet on who might be joining them in the cast for this one, but we'll be keeping our eye out for any updates and will report them here as soon as possible.

The Conjuring 4 potential plot

The plot for this one is being kept tightly under wraps, but it will almost certainly once again see Ed and Lorraine Warren looking into a supernatural case – most likely one based on a real-life event, as has been the case with the previous instalments.

What we do know is that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick – who has credits on the last two films in the main series – is on screenwriting duties. When we hear any information about what he's written, well post it right here.

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