The Exorcist: Believer sequel delayed as Universal searches for new director

Los Angeles – Fans of the rebooted “Exorcist” franchise will have to wait a bit longer for the next installment as Universal and Blumhouse search for a new director. The departure of David Gordon Green from “The Exorcist: Deceiver” sequel leaves a vacancy that the studios are currently looking to fill. Green has decided to shift his focus to his production of “Nutcrackers,” a film starring Ben Stiller, as well as season four of HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones.”

“The Exorcist: Deceiver” was originally scheduled to release in theaters on April 18, 2025, but that date is now uncertain. Instead, Universal has opted to utilize that slot for the international rollout of Lionsgate’s Antoine Fuqua-directed Michael Jackson biopic, “Michael.”

It’s worth noting that Green’s previous film in the franchise, “The Exorcist: Believer,” was a disappointment at the box office. However, the director has had success with four Blumhouse franchise installments, collectively earning over $634 million.

As of now, there are no further details or updates on the new director for “The Exorcist: Deceiver.” More information is expected to be released in the coming months.

In the meantime, fans will eagerly anticipate news of who will take on the helm of the beloved horror series.