James Wan is so good at his job that one of the scariest parts of his new movie was something he came up with on a whim, literally towards the very end of shooting, and now it’s getting its very own spinoff. Holy crap! That’s right, the nun from The Conjuring 2 wasn’t even thought of until nearly three months before the film was due to hit theaters, meaning Wan added her into the story with some last-minute reshoots.
So now, just like The Conjuring’s Annabelle, the nun will be getting her own standalone feature film with The Conjuring 2 co-writer David Leslie Johnson penning the script—no word on a director or any other details have been released, so it’ll be interesting to see this one come together over the next several months.
And speaking of Annabelle, the sequel to that movie (yes, that’s still a thing) is due to hit theaters on May 19th, 2017 and will be helmed by David F. Sandberg, who directed the much buzzed about Lights Out. Okay, so now that all the blabbering is out of the way, what do you guys think of this? Considering Annabelle was just a giant, terrible waste of a horror movie that only existed because it could make an easy profit—and it did, bringing in $256 million worldwide—do you think the nun is following a similar path?
The problem with a movie like this is that it isn’t going to have what The Conjuring 2 did, and that’s James Wan. The nun has already been realized by Wan in terrifying fashion, giving the spinoff a rather steep hill to climb before it even starts. That said, digging deeper into The Conjuring universe is never a bad thing (unless it’s Annabelle) so another visit from the nun could certainly be worth exploring.