Patrick Wilson’s and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren typically appear exclusively in the mainline Conjuring films. However, the Warrens are making their way into one of the expanding universe’s spinoffs when the third Annabelle film arrives in 2019.
Deadline reports that Wilson and Farmiga will reprise their roles, appearing in the next Annabelle feature as supporting cast. This news certainly seems fitting, since the doll’s forthcoming return will see her arrive in the Warrens’ artifact room. Director Gary Dauberman teased as much during a recent interview. Dauberman noted,
[Annabelle 3 is] set in the Warrens’ house. It’s what happens when Annabelle comes into the artifact room. Much like Swamp Thing, what happens when Annabelle comes into the artifact room and how she affects her environment.
Upon Annabelle’s arrival, all hell breaks loose. While safely tucked away in the artifacts room, the doll awakenn other evil artifacts. Her antics aren’t for naught, though. She does indeed have a goal–Judy, Ed and Lorraine’s daughter. Once things get out of hand, Judy, her cousin/babysitter, and her cousin’s friend must fend for themselves.
Mckenna Grace, who recently starred in The Haunting of Hill House, plays 10-year-old Judy Warren. The only other actor attached to the still untitled Annabelle film is Madison Iseman (Goosebumbs 2: Haunted Halloween).
Annabelle returns to theaters next summer on July 3, 2019.