With America in the throes of a re-invigorated COVID-19 pandemic, New Line’s The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It might not see the light of day until 2021.
Originally the Michael Chaves haunter was scheduled to drop on Sept. 11, but as city officials re-assess their recently relaxed pandemic guidelines amid an uptick in COVID cases, Hollywood is scrambling to figure out where and when to unload their finished products.
It appears that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is going to be Hollywood’s touchstone in this case. The blockbuster appears to be the sacrificial lamb by which studios will pace themselves depending on how well it does once it’s released. However, since Tenet is toeing the line it forces other titles to maneuver around it.
Deadline reports that The Conjuring 3 might be one such case. With Warner Bros. pushing back Tenet to August 12, it appears that the Devil really might make them do it and drive the second sequel in the successful franchise into 2021.
Warner Bros. has not confirmed any release dates for The Conjuring 3 but the official movie website is still saying Sept. 20.
“These release dates are as firm as Jell-O,” one industry leader told Deadline.