Everything We Know So Far About ‘The Nun 2’

Four years after the events of ‘The Nun’, Sister Irene goes to investigate the murder of a priest, only to find Valak behind it.

The upcoming film The Nun 2 (2023) will follow Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as she again encounters the demon Valak.

Here’s everything we know about The Nun 2; first, let’s start with a reminder of where The Nun (2018) left off (spoilers ahead).

The Duke of St. Cârța opened a gateway to Hell before the movie’s events. Sister Victoria commits suicide at the start of The Nun to avoid being possessed by Valak, who’s looking for a host. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the demon’s disguised as a nun.

Sister Irene was played by Taissa Farmiga, whose sister, Vera Farmiga, plays Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring franchise.

Sister Irene stops Valak by spitting Jesus’s blood into its face. However, the events of The Nun took place in 1952, and we’ve seen Valak in nun form throughout the other films of The Conjuring Universe, so we knew to expect a return.

Plus, the ending twist reveals Frenchie to be no other than Maurice. The Warrens showed footage of them trying to exorcise Maurice at the start of The Conjuring. Unknown to us then, this was likely Lorraine Warren’s first encounter with Valak.

‘The Nun 2’ Cast and crew

The following actors are returning for The Nun 2: Taissa Farmiga (Sister Irene), Jonas Bloquet (Frenchie / Maurice), and Bonnie Aarons (The Nun / Valak) are reprising their roles.

Storm Reid (Euphoria) is joining the cast. All we know about her role now is that she’ll play a nun. Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Katelyn Rose Downey are also joining.

Akela Cooper (M3GAN) worked on the script alongside Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, who both wrote The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016).

Michael Chaves, who’s directing, worked under James Wan in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021). The credits currently list Wan as a producer for the upcoming sequel.

‘The Nun 2’ Plot and setting

The titular “nun” is actually a demonic entity named Valak in The Nun (2018)

The setting of The Nun 2 is France instead of Romania. Four years after the events of The Nun, Sister Irene goes to investigate the murder of a priest, only to find Valak behind it.

‘The Nun 2’ Trailer

The trailer for The Nun 2 is not out yet, but we expect a release soon. For now, consider whether you’ve caught all the easter eggs in The Nun and whether they hold clues for what comes next.

‘The Nun 2’ Release date

The Nun 2 will release on September 8th, 2023.

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