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The Nun 2 Will See The Return Of Original Lead

The protagonist of The Nun returns in the spin-off sequel, The Nun 2, in which Taissa Farmiga reprises her role as Sister Irene to continue the battle with Valak.


The spin-off sequel, The nun 2, officially marks Taissa Farmiga’s return as Sister Irene in the long-running horror universe. 2018’s the nun became the second spin-off in the popular conjure franchise, exploring the origins of Bonnie Aarons’ demon Valak. Farmiga plays Sister Irene, a nun in her novitiate who encounters and eventually banishes Valak. the nuns first appeal resulted in the most successful conjure-fresh film at the worldwide box office, leading to its inevitable sequel.

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Since Valak appears in the mainline conjure movies set decades later the nundoes it mean that Sister Irene fails to drive out the demon forever, a story element that The nun 2 will investigate further. The sequel is reportedly set four years later the nun and will follow Sister Irene’s renewed efforts to expel the returning Valak, this time in France. Until now, The nun 2 story details pointing to Farmiga’s return were only speculative thanks to a casting call, but recent developments seem to confirm her role.

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The nun 2 will officially feature the return of the first film’s protagonist, Farmiga’s sister Irene, as she again tries to stop Valak. Deadline breaks the news of Farmiga’s casting. Casting announcements detailing the sequel’s plot synopsis implied the actor’s appearance, but no official announcement confirmed her involvement.


Sister Irene’s Nun Isn’t Finished Fighting Valak

As previously speculated, Farmiga’s return is in The nun 2 means that Sister Irene will continue her battle with Valak. As a result, it will be the first time conjure franchise history that a main character other than Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren or Valak will appear in more than one movie. Further details about Farmiga’s character in the sequel are currently unknown, but she joins the previously announced Storm Reid as one of the main cast members. Starring Farmiga in the film, the older and wiser sister Irene could be responsible for the safety of Reid’s character as she struggles with the resurrected Valak in France. The character arc would make sense, as Father Burke makes Sister Irene a professed nun in the original film, metaphorically handing over the leading role to her.

Ultimately, Farmiga’s return is in The nun 2 is an exciting and welcome announcement. While genre fans may not find the sequel necessary, the nuns neat ending and relevant connection to the first conjure movie, audiences particularly enjoyed Farmiga’s character of Sister Irene. Therefore, the audience can rest assured that the sequel will have a different familiar and sympathetic face than the Warrens to continue fighting Valak when The nun 2 will be out in September next year. Due to Sister Irene’s sudden fame, it will be intriguing to see if her character continues to grow and possibly establish a connection with the Warrens or if The nun 2 is the magnitude of the younger Farmiga’s time in The Conjuring Universe.

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