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‘The Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’ Will Get the Demonic Villain Back in the Habit

The Conjuring's cinematic universe keeps expanding.

“The Conjuring 2”

Spinoffs are the new sequel. After the opening-weekend success of “The Conjuring 2,” New Line has announced that a new film centering around its villain is in the works. “The Nun” will be written by David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote the just-released; director James Wan and producer Peter Safran will co-produce.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the nun was a late-breaking addition to “The Conjuring 2.” A “demonic figure with horns” was the primary antagonist until a few months before the film was released, at which point the idea of a demonic nun occurred to Wan and a number of scenes were altered or re-shot.

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“The Nun” follows 2014’s “Annabelle,” which served as both a prequel to, and spinoff of, “The Conjuring.” It was a financial success to the tune of some $257 million worldwide, which is another way of saying there’s a sequel in the works as well — “The Conjuring” is fast becoming a cinematic universe all its own.

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