As the Halloween season kicks off, James Wan has a new The incantation 2 behind the scenes video showing Patrick Wilson’s musical prowess. Wilson and Wan have successfully collaborated on film for 12 years, starting with the original treacherous movie and continues through the first sequel and through Wan’s expansion into the DC Extended Universe with Aquarius. One of their biggest partnerships remains that of the incantation Universe, starring Wilson as Ed Warren, husband of clairvoyant Lorraine, with whom he investigated a number of supernatural happenings around the world.
Despite the title, The incantation 2 marked the third installment in the interconnected horror franchise after the 2014 spin-off Annabelle, which was a blockbuster despite the bad reviews. Adapting the events of the Warrens’ Enfield poltergeist case in London, the 2016 sequel is said to earn slightly more than its predecessor, receiving similar critical acclaim for Wan’s stylish directing, effective scare and emotional storytelling. While the franchise has received a range of reception, the ones that have done better are partly for their emotional character moments, and audiences are now seeing how one came together.
Just over six years after it first hit theaters, James Wan went to Instagram to share another throwback The incantation 2 BTS video. The filmmaker’s latest video shows off star Patrick Wilson’s musical prowess as he plays both the guitar and the iconic Elvis song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” for the studio horror sequel. Watch the impressive BTS video above:
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Although only a brief moment in the film, The incantation 2Elvis’ Elvis performance proved charming to the audience, giving the BTS video an even more intriguing look at how Wilson skillfully played the classic song. While better known for his work in the horror genre, the 2016 sequel didn’t mark the first recording of his musical prowess for his career, having begun his work on stage with The full Monty and Oklahoma! and hands it over to his second major movie role with The Phantom of the Opera. With The Conjuring Universe expected to continue in different directions, it will be interesting to see if Wilson can once again show off his musical talents in the horror franchise.
That said, audiences have been eagerly awaiting what the future holds for Wilson in The Conjuring Universe, with The nun 2 currently the focus for the next chapter in the franchise, with recently cast The Invisible ManStorm Reid as the lead role. Despite being released in the midst of the pandemic and receiving mixed reviews, The incantation: the devil made me do it still scored well with audiences and was a blockbuster, with director Michael Chaves confirming that Wan has plans for future Warren-focused episodes. Meanwhile, the public can celebrate the Halloween season with The incantation 2 and the rest of The Conjuring Universe, except for the nunstreaming now on HBO Max.
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