With “The Nun” chalking up big bank at the box office last year, no surprise to see a sequel to the “Conjuring” universe spin-off is indeed in the cards.
Peter Safran, producer of all of the “Conjuring” universe films, tells EW that a “Nun 2” is a given.
“I think there is an inevitability to another Nun movie. We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that that’s the next one that will be written.”
In the interview, Safran also touches on how the character of the Nun, played by Bonnie Aarons, was a late addition to “The Conjuring 2”.
“Yeah, it was two days of additional shooting,” says Safran. “We just felt like the demon that we had in Conjuring 2 was not as compelling as we wanted it to be. It was James of that came up with the idea. You know, what’s the most blasphemous thing you could think of? And that is a demonic nun.”
Safran is currently working on “Annabelle Comes Home”, opening June 28, which sees Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) offering up their home to the creepy toy.
“This film starts right after the prologue of the first Conjuring,” says Safran. “Ed and Lorraine, they bring Annabelle home, they put her in her case. The reason they had to put her in kind of a sanctified case is because she is a beacon for other spirits. We cut to a year later, and she ends up activating a lot of the artifacts that are in the artifact room. It all takes place over the course of one night, involving their daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace), her babysitter (Madison Iseman), and the babysitter’s best friend (Katie Sarife).”