With all the talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, the MonsterVerse, the Venomverse, and the Dark Universe, you’d be forgiven for realizing that there’s one franchise that’s slowly becoming quite the shared universe in and of itself. We’re talking about The Conjuring. The James Wan-spearheaded horror series started in 2013. It was quickly followed in 2014 by Annabelle, and most recently followed by The Conjuring 2. Later this year, we’ll be getting a sequel to Annabelle with Annabelle: Creation, and in 2018, we’ll be getting a spinoff entitled The Nun.
If that wasn’t enough crossover antics for you, then you probably won’t want to read what’s coming next. According to THR, there is yet another spinoff in the works, and this time it will be The Crooked Man, who first showed up in The Conjuring 2. The outlet states that Wan is having Mike Van Waes — who is also working on a horror-themed Wizard of Oz flick — write a screenplay based on the story by Wan himself.
The character is a tall, slender character (who kind of looks like Slenderman) who is based on the 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.”
This film is not to be confused with another film also called The Crooked Man, which came out about nine months ago. The two are based on the same thing, but only this one will be set within the same world as The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Nun.
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