After all the horrific after effects rumored from The Conjuring 2, do we really need another movie based off the haunting cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren? Warner Bros says yes. Annabelle 2 appears to be a prequel, focusing on the creation of the possessed doll:
In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Annabelle 2 is currently set for release on May 19, 2017.