With the release of ‘Annabelle‘ happening this weekend one might be curious as to why Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson didn’t return as The Warrens. Well, wonder no longer as director John Leonetti weighs in on the subject.

While for continuity into the world of ‘The Conjuring,’ it would have been a perfect fit to have them be included in the film even if it was just for a cameo at the end, but it appears that the reason for the missing couple all boiled down to scheduling issues.

When asked directly about it, Leonetti had the following to say, “Honestly, yes, we would have loved for them to join the party, if you will, but I just don’t think it was viable with their schedule and ours, so we just did it the way we did it.”

So while Annabella does end up in the collection of artifacts still in the possession of the Warrens’ collection of supernatural items, they are not involved in it within this film. That being said, there is a flashback sequence to ‘The Conjuring’ where they have the Warrens interviewing a pair of nurses, though the characters are not shown on screen.

You can hear the full answer in the interview below:

Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Annabelle’? What do you think about the upcoming film?


She terrified you in “The Conjuring,” but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “Annabelle” begins before the evil was unleashed.

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Source: Cinema Blend