One of the biggest surprises of 2018 when it comes to horror was the overwhelming success of director and star John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, both critically and financially. Naturally, a sequel is on the way, and arrives in theaters on March 20th, 2020.
Currently referred to as simply A Quiet Place 2, for lack of an official title, the sequel will see Krasinski return as director and also pen the script. While his character was killed in the original, co-stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe will all return.
It’s still not entirely clear what exactly A Quiet Place 2’s story will focus on, but two new cast members have been announced, Cillian Murphy and Brian Tyree Henry. During a recent interview with Indie Wire, Henry revealed the following plot info:
“I think that we’re going to get a few answers to the origin of where and how this whole thing happened. I think that people want to know that. But I think you’re just going to see another side of it…more of humanity that survived this thing in this next story.”
A Quiet Place did establish that other survivors lived in the immediate area around the Abbott clan, so one assumes Henry plays a member of that mostly unseen group. That said, I’m a bit iffy on whether more backstory on the monsters is a smart move.
Too often in horror, sequels or prequels lead to way too much being revealed about the central threat, or in this case the central apocalypse. Doing so has the potential to lower the fear factor. Hopefully Krasinski knows not to overdo it on that front.