Shhhhhh-ut the front door, because the A Quiet Place stars just confirmed they’ll be returning for the sequel.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt will both be back for the second installment of A Quiet Place, according to Deadline.
The publication reports that Krasinski is returning to write and direct A Quiet Place 2, and Blunt has closed on a deal to star in the film.
The Jack Ryan star also posted a teaser photo for A Quiet Place 2 over the weekend and let fans in on the release date: May 15, 2020. He captioned the photo “…time to go back. #PartII 5-15-20.”
The shot looks to be from the original movie, taken from the Abbotts’ front porch with the lights gleaming red (meaning the monsters are near). While we’re not sure whether the shot is also going to be in the sequel (meaning the film will take place in the same setting) or if the new film will take place in a completely different part of the world, it seems we’re still going to get ultra-hearing-sensitive monsters.
In December, the actor/director, 39, and his wife, Blunt, sat down for an interview with Deadline, where they discussed the new film. Krasinski revealed that he recently started writing the script, which (spoiler alert!) doesn’t include his character, Lee.
“It’s a pretty good promise that I won’t be coming back,” he said. “Unless I do the Hamlet thing; just sort of float around.”
Although Krasinski “really didn’t want to do the sequel,” the studio helped him expand on his “pretty simple” idea, and the rest is history.
He continued, “Most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain. You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it.”
Don’t mind us: We’ll just be over here practicing our quiet concession-snacking ’til next May.