The Nun 2 has started shooting. Filmmaker James Wan shared a picture from the impending next installment in the Conjuring Universe on social media on Saturday, announcing that filming for the follow-up had started in France. In the Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, director Michael Chaves is helming the movie, which is currently scheduled for release in 2023.
The Nun 2 follows a slain priest in 1956-era France when evil is on the rise. In the sequel to the massively popular film THE NUN, Sister Irene encounters VALAK, the evil entity behind the Demon Nun, once again.
Bonnie Aarons will return as the Demon Nun in The Nun 2, while Taissa Farmiga will play Sister Irene. It was revealed last month that Storm Reid has also been cast in the movie in a lead role. In his tweet, Wan also included a tagging of Jonas Bloquet, who portrayed Frenchie in the original movie.
There have been seven films in the Conjuring Universe franchise so far, and considering the box office successes of the other films, some people may be surprised to learn that The Nun has been the most successful of them all.
The precursor to The Conjuring 2 earned nearly $360 million at the box office worldwide, ranking second on the list (after 2013’s The Conjuring with $317 million worldwide), despite not being the most popular of the seven films. Given that degree of popularity, it’s odd that the sequel’s production wasn’t expedited. This series is adept at doing this, as seen by how quickly an Annabelle prequel was published following the first Conjuring movie.
The Nun 2 is scheduled for release on September 8, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, according to a rumor from back in August.