Akela Cooper, writer for the future Nun 2says the film increases black representation The Conjuring franchise. The American Gothic horror franchise first began with the titular film The Conjuring in 2013 and includes other horror films Annabelle and 2018 Nun. Continuation of the second, Nun 2 Set in 1950s France when Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) comes face-to-face with a demonic nun. It is planned to be shown in cinemas from September 8.
in an interview with Scary CentralCooper says franchise newcomer Storm Reid will play a nun in the film.
Cooper said he wanted to include a black nun Nun 2, and other writers fully agreed with this decision. Includes more black representation The Conjuring Overall, the universe has been a source of pride for Cooper, as the stars of the horror franchise are mostly white characters. Read Cooper’s review below:
I was especially excited when they brought Storm Reid into the movie because that character means so much to me. It was another part of the meeting where I was like, “I’m going to put a black nun in here, guys,” and they were like, “Okay, cool.” Bringing more black people into The Conjuring Universe was another proud moment.
Black representation in contemporary horror films
Although The Conjuring movies the franchise has been highly successful, grossing over $2 billion worldwide, there has been some backlash against the films for not sufficiently including BIPOC representation. Despite the franchise now spanning eight films, there are very few black characters in each, and the black characters that do appear are often relegated to background and supporting roles. However, Cooper insists on adding a black nun Nun 2 may mean a long-awaited representation for The Conjuring movies.
Over the decades, the portrayal of black people (or lack thereof) in horror films has a long and fraught history, with horror often focusing on white stories and casting black characters as villains or victims. However, movies like Jordan Peele Get out, weand no Black-led horror proved to the industry that horror films could be incredibly successful, and Peele is now considered one of the most popular horror directors of all time. Also, with more black writers and crew members, we hope that black representation in horror films will take a turn for the better.
Cooper achieved great success as a writer M3GANand the historical success of other films The Conjuring universe, giving Reid a major role Nun 2 is a significant change in the franchise’s typically white stories. With future films to join the franchise, incl Magic 4, Cooper is promising more black characters in this film, hopefully changing the norm for horror in the future. Until then, awesome viewers looking forward to it Nun 2and seeing Reid in action as the franchise’s first black nun.
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Source: Scary Central