Copied this from an article with an interview with the new director:
In a recent fan interaction, Leigh Whannell, director of Insidious Chapter 3, revealed whether the red faced demon from the first chapter would return in the prequel.
During the special Facebook fan interaction, Whannell was asked a question about whether fans should prepare to be pushed to the edge of their seats by the creepy monster, which was unnamed in the movie.
"I'm gonna go ahead and say no. Spoiler! No, it's an all new creature," he wrote in response.
When the question was asked again, Whannell went ahead and spilled a bit more stating that "there's an even scarier demon."
Really? REALLY?! Well then guess what, I won't be seeing it. Just like I didn't see the 2nd. James Wan left, didn't finish the trilogy (he may later on but that's to be determined) and my favorite character is once again skipped over when he could be the most fascinating aspect of the Further.
This is so irritating, like Nightcrawler having yet to come back in the X-Men franchise (PREQUELS, PREQUELS EVERYWHERE...SICK OF IT!!!) and that last movie was totally lame...I hated everything about it but this is about Insidious, not X-men...
So I want I really want to know is...why did they play his "theme song"? What is the point of that? To trick hopeful fans into believeing he might be coming back but he isn't? *sigh* I'll tell you what...until James Wan comes back onto the scene I won't be watching any other Insidious movies. I didn't see the 2nd either.
I'll wait until they decide to finish the trilogy with Wan as director and continuing the story from the 2nd. Then I'll watch the 2nd at that point.