The dark and sinister world of The Conjuring Universe is about to welcome a new chapter, and horror enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the return of the menacing demon Valak in ‘The Nun II.’ Directed by Michael Chaves, this sequel to the 2018 film ‘The Nun’ promises to deliver spine-tingling scares and delve deeper into the malevolent forces that haunt the franchise. In this blog post, we’ll explore all the details surrounding ‘The Nun II,’ from its release date and cast to the storyline and production team.
Release Date: ‘The Nun II’ is set to hit theaters tomorrow, September 8, 2023. After a five-year wait since the release of the first film, fans can finally reunite with the demon Valak and the terrifying world created by horror maestro James Wan.
Trailer: The official trailer for ‘The Nun II’ was released by Warner Bros on July 6, 2023, teasing viewers with glimpses of the upcoming scares and the return of Valak. A teaser trailer was exclusively shown in theaters in early June 2023, and a new teaser dropped on August 7, building excitement for the sequel.
The Plot: The sequel picks up four years after the events of the first film, as audiences follow Sister Irene, portrayed by Taissa Farmiga, once again confronting the demon nun Valak. In ‘The Nun,’ Sister Irene faced off against Valak at Saint Cartha’s monastery in Romania. Now, with Valak possessing the unsuspecting Maurice, a delivery man, fans are left wondering what new horrors await in this next chapter of The Conjuring Universe.
1956 in France serves as the backdrop for ‘The Nun II,’ where a priest is murdered, and an evil force begins to spread. The story explores the depth of the demon Valak and may provide clues as to how Ed and Lorraine Warren, central figures in The Conjuring series, will eventually confront this malevolent entity in future films.
- Bonnie Aarons reprises her iconic role as Valak, the demonic nun. Aarons first appeared as Valak in ‘The Conjuring 2,’ haunting the Warrens.
- Taissa Farmiga returns as Sister Irene, who once battled Valak in the first film and must now face the demon once more.
- Jonas Bloquet, who played Maurice, also known as Frenchie, in the original film, is confirmed to return. Maurice’s possession by Valak sets the stage for the sequel’s events.
- Anna Popplewell joins the cast as Marcella, a schoolteacher at St. Mary’s School in France.
- Katelyn Rose Downey portrays Sophie, Marcella’s daughter, in her third credited acting role.
- Storm Reid adds her talents to the ensemble, playing a fellow Nun-in-training, adding an intriguing twist to the dark narrative.
Behind the Scenes: Director Michael Chaves, known for his work on ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ and ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,’ returns to helm ‘The Nun II.’ Chaves brings his knack for immersive darkness and terrifying visuals to the franchise.
Akela Cooper, the screenwriter behind ‘Malignant’ and ‘M3GAN,’ is responsible for crafting the story and screenplay for the sequel. She collaborates with screenwriters Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, who have a track record in horror and horror-adjacent projects.
As the release date of ‘The Nun II’ approaches, horror fans can’t contain their excitement for another journey into The Conjuring Universe. With a returning cast of familiar faces and a dedicated production team, the sequel promises to deliver the scares and thrills that fans have come to expect from this beloved franchise. Prepare to be terrified all over again as Valak returns to haunt the big screen in ‘The Nun II”.