The Nun 2 teaser has been revealed at CinemaCon, giving audiences a sneak peek of the upcoming horror movie. The sequel will see Taissa Farmiga returning as Sister Irene, who faces off against Bonnie Aarons as The Nun, also known as demon Valak. Euphoria’s Storm Reid will also join the cast, making her debut in the Conjuring universe.
Teaser Description and Production
The teaser trailer opens with a group of girls playing “Defy The Devil” in a spooky abandoned church. The footage shows a statue hidden under a sheet slowly moving its head, unnoticed by the girls. As part of their game, they dare each other to look for the devil in the form of a monstrous goat in the church’s stained glass windows. There does turn out to be a goat depicted in the window, and its eyes glow red as the Nun appears behind one of the girls. She tries to run but is trapped in the church as the statue starts to move again, the sheet slowly falling off to the sound of the girl’s screams.
The trailer then takes us back to Sister Irene, where a priest asks for her help in dealing with the demon nun Valak, who has returned to the world to wreak havoc. After a montage of “religious horror imagery,” the trailer ends with two girls exploring a crawlspace, encountering an eerie woman with her back turned.
The Nun 2 was shot in a real abandoned church in France, with Taissa Farmiga revealing she was frightened by the location and needed an escort to walk around the property. The movie is directed by Michael Chaves and written by Akela Cooper.
Journalists who viewed the CinemaCon teaser said that the sequel looks to be much bigger in scope than its predecessor. While The Nun received poor reviews, it was still a commercial success, with The Nun cementing her status as an iconic horror antagonist. The Nun 2 is expected to expand further on the lore of the Conjuring universe.