The Nun II is the latest horror sequel to be spun out from a movie that is itself an offshoot of the Conjuring movies and focuses on one of the creepy figures from that franchise, after the Annabelle trilogy and The Curse of La Llorona. (Another spinoff entitled The Crooked Man is in the works.)
Following the events of 2018’s The Nun, this new movie catches up with Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) and Maurice (Jonas Bloquet) as they once again battle with the demon Valak, who takes the form of an evil nun (Bonnie Aarons). And this time around, the nun’s connection to Ed and Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigators played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring, is referenced directly, hinting that these spinoff movies could be dovetailing back into the main storyline.
And in the age of peak franchise, there’s only one way to tease a future crossover.
Does The Nun II have a post-credits scene?
Yes, there is a short stinger after the credits, in which Wilson and Farmiga reprise their roles as married paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the sequence, the Warrens receive a phone call from Father Gordon, who has some kind of supernatural emergency on his hands.
“Yes, father,” says Wilson’s character. “How can we help?”
The scene was actually cut from a previous sequel, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and director Michael Chaves has confirmed that this will lead into the next movie in the franchise, The Conjuring: Last Rites.
“This is going to be that final chapter, so it is a little bit of a tease of that,” he told EW, adding that the story of The Nun II was intentionally designed to refer back to the series’ origins. “I think what makes this film so cool, makes The Nun so cool, is that, from the very beginning, the possession of Maurice was one of these center point elements in the Conjuring universe… It was in the first Conjuring, it’s definitely a pivotal event in the entire universe.”
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