Director Michael Chaves, in an interview with Total Film Magazine, praised the iconic status of Valak, the demonic entity from “The Nun II.” With the film’s release set for September, audiences can anticipate another terrifying encounter with this classic movie monster. A new image from the movie showcases Taissa Farmiga reprising her role as Sister Irene, preparing to confront Valak once again.
Chaves compared Valak to legendary creatures like Pennywise, Dracula, and Nosferatu, emphasizing her rightful place among classic monsters. Drawing inspiration from these iconic figures, Chaves believes Valak belongs in the pantheon of horror’s most memorable beings. Chaves, who previously directed “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” acknowledges the mixed critical response but highlights its significant box office success, grossing over $206 million worldwide.
In “The Nun II,” Chaves intends to focus more on Sister Irene’s story while keeping Valak shrouded in mystery to maintain suspense. Chaves recognizes the importance of preserving an element of the unknown when dealing with monsters and demons, as familiarity tends to diminish their fright factor. He suggests that the film will explore Valak’s intentions through ideas, backstory, and specific theories.
The Conjuring Universe, which began with James Wan’s horror film in 2013, has thrived over the past decade. With two sequels and several spin-offs like “Annabelle” and “The Nun,” the franchise has proven to be highly lucrative. Fans can look forward to another spine-chilling installment titled “The Conjuring: Last Rites,” featuring the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Although the release date is yet to be confirmed, the franchise shows no signs of slowing down.
“The Nun II” is scheduled to haunt theaters on September 8. To stay updated, keep an eye out for further information on FilmSweep and watch the official trailer below for a glimpse into the upcoming horror film.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Nun II
Q: When is “The Nun II” set to be released in theaters?
A: “The Nun II” is scheduled to be released in theaters on September 8.
Q: Who is returning to reprise their role in “The Nun II”?
A: Taissa Farmiga is returning to reprise her role as Sister Irene in “The Nun II”.
Q: How does director Michael Chaves describe Valak in relation to classic movie monsters?
A: Director Michael Chaves describes Valak as a classic movie monster, comparing her to iconic creatures like Pennywise, Dracula, and Nosferatu. He believes Valak belongs in the pantheon of classic monsters.
Q: Will “The Nun II” focus more on Sister Irene’s story or Valak?
A: Director Michael Chaves stated that “The Nun II” will focus more on Sister Irene’s story, while keeping Valak mysterious to maintain suspense.
Q: Is there another installment planned for “The Conjuring” franchise?
A: Yes, a fourth installment titled “The Conjuring: Last Rites” is currently in development, featuring the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. However, no release date has been confirmed yet.
Q: When did “The Conjuring” franchise debut?
A: The “Conjuring” franchise debuted in 2013 with the release of the first James Wan-helmed horror film.
Q: What other spin-offs are part of “The Conjuring” universe?
A: “The Conjuring” universe includes spin-offs such as “Annabelle” and “The Nun,” in addition to the main film series.
Q: Where can I watch the official trailer for “The Nun II”?
A: You can watch the official trailer for “The Nun II” below.