Yesterday, we brought you news that The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy, had landed Demián Bichir as its leading man. And while we don’t have a synopsis yet (plot details are being kept in the vault) we did get a character description for Bichir that is most illuminating:
“Bichir will play a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.”
I had already postulated a connection between The Nun and Annabelle: Creation, another already-established Conjuring spinoff. Back on March 30th, when it was officially announced that Annabelle 2 would be called Creation, we received a revised synopsis, one that mentioned (for the first time) a nun:
Official Synopsis: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
A trailer for Annabelle: Creation was released last weekend, and the nun character is featured prominently. Have a look:
Annabelle: Creation stars Stephanie Sigman (SPECTRE), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). Body actor Javier Botet (Mama, Crimson Peak) is also listed on the film’s IMDB page.
Check out this screenshot (above) from the trailer. It shows a nun acting in a most un-Christian manner towards the film’s protagonist. Has Sister Charlotte (played by Stephanie Sigman) gone crazy? Is she possessed? Or could this be the first appearance of the demon Valak? Check the sinister Nun out in all her gory glory in the clip below from The Conjuring 2.
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If Annabelle: Creation is indeed a prequel to The Nun, we can assume that Sister Charlotte will die, and her demise will be the subject of Bichir’s investigation in. Agree or disagree? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!