If A Quiet Place terrified you in 2018 and you want to know what else is happening in the world that John Krasinski created for the film, don’t worry: a sequel is coming. Krasinski gave A Quiet Place sequel updates in a new joint interview with his wife and costar Emily Blunt for Deadline, wherein he admitted that he wasn’t enthused about doing a sequel at first, but now that he’s writing the script, his feelings have shifted somewhat.
“I’ll be honest with you: I really didn’t want to do the sequel. It was never built to launch sequels, which we all knew, and the studio knew too. But also, I’m a realist,” Krasinski told Deadline in an interview published on Sunday. “I know that when you have a success like this, everyone wants to make another one. I told them to go find another filmmaker and writer, and they said, ‘But don’t you have an idea?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I have a tiny idea,’ so they said, ‘OK, while we’re talking to other people, keep thinking about it.’ They basically mind-tricked me into wanting to write it.”
Krasinski added, “But the idea for it is pretty simple. I’m writing now—I don’t have it fleshed out—but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that 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.”
With A Quiet Place, he said, “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. The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I’m curious to see what that looks like from another perspective.”
The sequel was first announced in April following the film’s success at the box office, per The Hollywood Reporter. Although Krasinski is signed on to write the script for the sequel, he won’t be appearing on-screen in the project. But even if Krasinski does stay offscreen for the sequel (and strictly behind the camera) we know it will be a sequel worth watching because anything Krasinski does is damn good to us.
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