Conjuring Spinoff The Nun 2 Hits Theaters Five Years After The Original
Warner Bros. Discovery is preparing The Conjuring Universe’s latest film, The Nun 2, for release in September 2023, five years after the first film launched.
The Conjuring universe will expand even further as Warner Bros. Discovery sets a release date for The nun 2, five years after the original. One of Warner Bros.’ most successful franchises, The Conjuring Universe is made up of the titular franchise and several spin-offs, including a set annabelle trilogy. Get out of The Conjuring 2 has been the nunreleased on September 7, 2018. the nun focused on the malevolent spirit known as Valak, who originally debuted in the second Conjuring film.
the nun was a massive box office hit, opening to $53.8 million. It’s still the biggest opening weekend of any The Conjuring Universe movie. It grossed $365.6 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing film in the horror saga. Despite all of this, it received the worst Rotten Tomatoes and CinemaScore score of any The Conjuring Universe film. The box office returns were still enough to boost a sequel, which was first announced for development in 2019. Since then, there have been a handful of updates here and there.
Warner Bros. Discovery finally announced that The nun 2 arrives in theaters. The studio has scheduled the film for release on September 8, 2023. This is the exact same weekend as the nun opened in 2018, marking a five-year gap between the release of the first film and the sequel. It will also be The Conjuring Universe’s first film since 2021. The conjuration: the devil made me do it.
The nun 2 is directed by Michael Chaves, who helmed both 2018 films The Curse of La Llorona and The devil made me do it. Warner Bros. officially announced the film as part of their return to CinemaCon in April 2022, but a lack of updates since then seemed to put the project on hold. This is the biggest news horror fans have received about the chilling sequel yet. The news on The nun 2 the release date came amid the flurry of various other release date shakeups for Warner Bros. Discovery, including delays for both Shazam! Fury of the gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Currently, The nun 2 is the only film dated September 8, 2023. It will arrive a week after that of Denzel Washington Equalizer 3, another franchise that returns after a five-year wait. Currently, no other movies are dated September 2023, although the month will likely fill up soon. Giving The nun 2 the same weekend as its predecessor, it is clear that Warner Bros. hopes the new film will win the same gold medal at the box office. With 2023 seeing the release of the new The Exorcist movie on October 13 and Seen 10 October 27, The nun 2 opening in early September will give it a month’s head start on the biggest horror films of the fall. That bodes well for its prospects, though only 2023 can confirm The Conjuring Universe will hold.
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