The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle was a hit at the box office this past weekend, pulling in $37.2 million from a $6.5 budget. This performance has surely ushered in a new horror franchise, but another possessed doll isn't taking the competition lightly. Will we see a Chucky Vs. Annabelle team-up movie sometime in the near future?
Child's Play creator Don Mancini thinks so. He definitely wants to see his serial murderer possessed My Buddy doll going up against the ghastly Annabelle in what could be the greatest toy war ever waged. Don Mancini states:
"I am hoping that at some future point we have Annabelle and Chucky team up."
Sadly, we may have to wait a very longtime for this to actually happen."I can see that (even) in 20 years from now."
Don Mancini wrote the first Child's Play in 1988, and eventually returned to direct the last two installments, 2004's Seed of Chucky and last year's Curse of Chucky. He is currently preparing to bring Chucky back to the big screen sometime in the near future, and it's possible that Annabelle could have a cameo."We would be into it, the only problem is that we are in different studios. That would probably be years worth of red tape to work it out. But if it all could be worked out, then yes, we're very into it."
With both The Conjuring and Annabelle proving to be big franchises for Warner Bros., its doubtful they'll hand over the rights to this character anytime soon. Though, Don Mancini could get away with a parody of Annabelle in the next Chucky movie, but that wouldn't be as much fun. There is a connection between the Chucky and Annabelle movies already, though. Director of this past weekend's horror hit, John Leonetti, actually served as director of photography on 1991's
Child's Play 3.
Though its very unlikely that this crossover/team-up movie will happen in the near future, Don Mancini did reveal that would be first in line, as to get acquainted with Annabelle's fighting style for any possible brawl that Chucky might eventually find himself involved with sometime down the road.
What do you think? Do you want to see Chuck go toe-to-toe with Annabelle? And who would win? Our money's on Chucky...