We have our first look at The Nun 2, the next horror movie in The Conjuring Universe.
In 2018, audiences were treated to The Nun, which ended with Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) escaping the demon Valak. This sequel picks up four years after, following her character in a different place. “She’s living this anonymous life in this convent in Italy,” says The Nun 2 director Michael Chaves to EW, who previously directed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. “She had this traumatic experience, this huge adventure, and now she wants to live the life of service.”
In this movie, Valak is possessing Irene’s friend Maurice (Jonas Bloquet). “Maurice made his way to France, and he’s working at this boarding school as kind of a handyman,” says Chaves. “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.”
Storm Reid (The Invisible Man, The Last of Us) appears in the film as a new character. “She is a nun in training and she’s debating about whether she’s going to take her vows,” says Chaves. “She’s at this pivotal point in her life, and she gets pulled along with Irene on this mission, on this journey, hunting down Maurice through these horrible events that happen.”
EW has also provided an exclusive first image.
What is The Nun 2 release date?
The Nun 2 is set to release on September 8, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The cast includes Taissa Farmiga, Anna Popplewell, Storm Reid, Katelyn Rose Downey, Bonnie Aarons, and Jonas Bloquet.