Wanting to know a few things about The Nun – the fifth entry in The Conjuring Universe? Unsure who to ask?
No worries – you have come to the right place! The following discussion answers key questions about The Nun, to fill you in on all the details.
Who directed The Nun?
The Nun was directed by Corin Hardy. The film is a spin-off from 2016’s The Conjuring 2, which first introduced the demonic nun, better known as Valak.
Which Conjuring movies have featured Valak?
Valak – has appeared in three movies set within The Conjuring Universe.
Valak first appeared in the 2016 movie, The Conjuring 2 as the chief villain of the film.
Her second appearance was during a (brief) post-credit scene in 2017’s Annabelle: Creation (she was also referenced in the movie).
Valak’s third appearance was in 2018’s The Nun.
Where does the film, The Nun fit into The Conjuring Universe?
In terms of production, The Nun was the fifth entry in The Conjuring Universe, following The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle (2014), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and Annabelle: Creation (2017). However, in terms of the Conjuring timeline, The Nun is set before these four films, as well as all the other entries in The Conjuring Universe.
For a rundown of the timeline, I recommend you take a look at my post: What is the best order to watch The Conjuring movies?
If you have never seen a Conjuring movie, should you start with The Nun?
While The Nun is chronologically the first entry in the timeline of The Conjuring Universe, the movie is designed as a prequel rather than a starting point for the series. The Nun makes references to previous entries in the series and as such is best viewed as the fifth movie.
Are Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Nun?
Ed and Lorraine Warren – as played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga – are paranormal investigators who appear in The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle Comes Home, and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. They appear very (very) briefly in The Nun, but only via archive footage.
Neither Wilson nor Farmiga filmed new material for The Nun. Old footage taken from the previous Conjuring movies was included in the film.
So yes, the characters do appear… but it is nothing that hasn’t been seen before.
Do the Warrens appear in most Conjuring movies?
The Warrens form the backbone of the Conjuring series… but don’t always feature in the films.
They are largely absent from The Nun for two reasons:
- The Nun is set early into The Conjuring Universe timeline, long before the Warrens meet Valak.
- The Nun tells a story that has nothing to do with the Warrens.
Does Annabelle appear in The Nun?
Annabelle is a doll that features heavily within The Conjuring Universe. To date, the doll has featured in The Conjuring, Annabelle, Annabelle Creation and Annabelle Comes Home.
Annabelle does not feature in The Nun and is not mentioned at all in the movie. Annabelle has no connection to Valak.
Does The Nun have a post-credit scene?
Clocking in at around the 90 minute mark (1hr 36mins to be exact), The Nun is a pretty short affair, making it bladder friendly. But when the credits roll, do you need to hang around for a post-credit scene?
No – No you do not.
While The Nun does include nods to previous movies in The Conjuring Universe, these all take place in the main body of the film. The Nun does not include a post-credit scene, so if you need to pee, just switch off the film and go pee!
What is the highest rated movie in The Conjuring Universe – and is it The Nun?
I have written an entire post on the highest rated Conjuring movies, so I recommend you take a look. I can tell you, it isn’t The Nun, however The Nun was certainly one of the most prolific entries in the series, and a profitable one too, taking $365,550,119 at the worldwide box office.
How many Conjuring Universe movies are planned and will they include Valak?
The Conjuring Universe has been incredibly successful for New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. As such, the movie series shows no real signs of slowing down.
There have been rumours of more Nun films, but nothing has been set in stone. It is possible that Valak could pop up in a future movie.
I hope this information about The Nun has proved useful.
If you’ve not watched The Nun yet, or you are playing catch-up on the entire Conjuring Universe, then you might like to know that The Nun is available on Blu-ray.
The Nun Blu-ray is widely available, but I find Amazon UK to be very competitive. The other entries in The Conjuring Universe are also available, including The Curse of La Llorona, Annabelle Comes Home, and of course, The Conjuring.
- Review: The Curse of La Llorona
- Saints preserve us – The Nun has an unholy weekend
- Review: Annabelle Comes Home
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