Actor Patrick Wilson has popped up a couple of times lately, firstly in Netflix’s horror film “In the Tall Grass” last month and the other week in Roland Emmerich’s WW2 film “Midway”. Out doing press with Heat Vision, the actor spoke about three major sequels he’s expected to be a part of.
First up, he recently wrapped filming on a third film in “The Conjuring” franchise – reprising his role of paranormal investigator Ed Warren which he also played earlier this year in the spin-off “Annabelle Comes Home”. James Wan only produces the new film with Michael Chaves taking the helm, but Wilson says one of the reasons it works is that it goes in a new direction for the series:
“I knew going into it that James had a real strong hand in the story and script, and I talked to him a lot about it. Then, once I met [director] Michael Chaves, his energy, his skillset and his passion for it was really infectious. I knew that he was gonna take the reins, both with great respect, but still as its own passion.
The process was fantastic, and it’s a much different feel. It’s still the same bones; it’s still very much Ed and Lorraine. Again, we are pushing our characters to places they haven’t gone, but the film will be a really nice addition because it’s definitely a different beast. Pun intended. It was exciting; it was really, really exciting.”
Wilson played the villain in Wan’s “Aquaman” which opened a year ago now to massive success. With that film getting a sequel soon, Wilson confirms he’ll reprise his role of Orm/Ocean Master in the movie:
“I’m slightly briefed [on Orm-related matters]. I just throw a little dart here and there. I’ll say, ‘So, what about this?’ and [James Wan will] say, ‘Well, this is what I’m thinking.’ I can tell you that even his concepts for Aquaman 2 are pushing it even further. Whatever that means. I have a few ideas of where Orm fits in, but I’m not gonna talk about them.”
He was also asked about the possibility of a fifth “Insidious” film which his former co-star Lin Shaye teased earlier as being in very early development (with no script at this time). Wilson says he’s open to returning but struggles to see the point of bringing his character Josh Lambert back:
“I see these people a lot, but there’s no script or anything like that. I just don’t know what you’d do, but I haven’t talked specifically about anything… I don’t know where you’d go. I don’t know what you would do, but I never felt like it was closed. I just felt like for Josh Lambert, we’ve already seen him possessed and free of possession. There’s not a whole lot for that guy to do anymore. I don’t know where they would want to go with the series, but I never close any doors. There’s no big red door that’s closed.”
“The Conjuring 3” is due out September 11th next year. “Aquaman 2” opens December 2022. “Insidious 5” hasn’t set a date yet.