Director Michael Chaves has offered insights into the future of The Conjuring franchise, particularly regarding The Conjuring 4, following the release of The Nun II and its intriguing post-credits scene. Chaves, known for his work on The Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, is back in the world of James Wan-produced horror. The sequel to the 2018 hit spinoff, The Nun II, features Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons as the menacing demon Valak, who embarks on a murderous spree of priests and nuns across Europe in search of a powerful artifact.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Michael Chaves discussed The Nun II, including its post-credits scene and how it connects to the in-development The Conjuring: The Last Rites. Chaves mentioned that writing for the fourth mainline Conjuring movie is still in progress, and while it could take different directions, he expressed his enthusiasm for it and hinted at an exciting climax.
The post-credits scene in The Nun II brings back Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. They receive a call from Father Gordon, played by Steve Coulter, regarding an unspecified emergency. Judy, their daughter, answers the phone, but what exactly the emergency entails remains a mystery.
At first, it appears to be a flashback setting the stage for the Warrens’ encounter with Valak during Frenchie’s exorcism, as seen in the original The Conjuring. However, keen-eyed viewers will notice that the Judy in this sequence is portrayed by Sterling Jerins, indicating that it takes place much later, after the events of the first film.
The post-credits scene is a loose setup for The Conjuring 4, leaving room for speculation about the next paranormal case the Warrens will face. Unlike previous teasers, this scene suggests a more urgent and high-stakes storyline for the next installment. As The Conjuring: The Last Rites has been hinted to be the final mainline entry in the franchise, fans are eager to see what’s in store for the Warrens in their concluding adventure.