Update Post: November 28, 2023 11:16 pm
Warner Bros. has released a new promo video for The Nun 2 that features the cast and crew including producer James Wan as they talk about 10 years of The Conjuring universe and the thread that ties all of the films together.
It’s explained that this film “really starts to connect the characters from The Conjuring universe.” Wan also says that he is hoping to bring The Nun story full circle and bring it back into The Conjuring.
The story for this next film is set in 1956 in France. “A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.”
In the sequel, there is a string of murders at the Vatican, and the church believes that Valak is the cause. So, they call in Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) to help and face off with the Nun again. Sister Irene is attempting to live a quite anonymous life in a convent in Italy, but that doesn’t turn out very well when Valak is now possessing Irene’s friend Maurice (Jonas Bloquet).
The film’s director, Michael Chaves, previously explained that Sister Irene “had this traumatic experience, this huge adventure, and now she wants to live the life of service. Maurice made his way to France and he’s working at this boarding school as kind of a handyman. He has a friendship and a flirtation with one of the teachers there, and you can see him starting to mature, so that’s where our characters start out. But we know from the first film that there’s something terrible inside of him, that Valak escaped within him, and events pull Irene back on this collision course with her old friend.”
The movie also stars Storm Reid (The Last of Us), Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Bonnie Aarons (The Nun).
The Nun 2 will be released in theaters on September 8th.