New Line Cinema is bringing IT Chapter Two and The Nun to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 for its second annual ScareDiego preview night. The first IT was a significant part of last year's ScareDiego, which featured several clips from the film, along with appearances by the cast and director Andy Muschietti. Meanwhile, New Line actually debuted a teaser for The Nun during the event, some eleven months before the official teaser trailer for The Nun premiered online and in theaters.
The Nun will be hitting theaters at the start of September, which makes this year's SDCC the perfect spot for its next major marketing push. By comparison, the sequel IT Chapter Two only started filming (officially) this week and won't be arriving until September 2019. All the same, SDCC would be a good place for New Line to reveal a little more about the movie, whether by way of additional casting announcements, first-look photos, and/or a more detailed plot synopsis.
According to Deadline, New Line will host its second ScareDiego event at this year's SDCC on Wednesday, July 18 (aka. Preview Night) at 9:30 PM MST at the Horton Grand Theatre in the Gaslamp District. The event will reveal additional details about IT Chapter Two, along with extended scenes from The Nun, and appearances by creatives and cast members from both films. Deadline is further reporting that there will be "surprise" movie announcements during the event, on top of all that.
Muschietti is back for IT Chapter Two, which picks up 27 years after the first movie, and features actors like Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as adult versions of The Losers' Club from IT. The Nun is the latest movie spinoff in The Conjuring franchise and is based around the demonic Valak from The Conjuring 2. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) directed the latter, which stars Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Taissa Farmiga (The Conjuring 1&2 lead Vera Farmiga's sister), and Bonnie Aarons back in her role as Valak.
As for the "surprise" film announcements, there are a few known possibilities. The Nun and IT 1&2 writer Gary Dauberman is set to make his directing debut next summer with the Conjuring spinoff Annabelle 3, so New Line could make the news official by releasing a teaser during ScareDiego this year. Alternatively, New Line and Warner Bros. may use the event to reveal the identity of the untitled horror movie that's scheduled for April 2019. Either way, this year's ScareDiego is something that horror buffs should definitely check out, before the 'Con festivities fully underway.
The 2018 International Comic-Con runs from July 19-22 this month in San Diego.
- The Nun (2018) release date: Sep 07, 2018
- IT Chapter Two (2019) release date: Sep 06, 2019