We are a week out from the release of the sequel A Quiet Place Part II, written and directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The first film followed a family in a post-apocalyptic world where to stay alive means to stay silent, escaping monsters with most sensitive hearing. Now the story is moving along with the family who now come to realize there may be a new threat to their survival.
In a recent interview with Collider, Krasinski talked about the writing process and said that even though he had never imagined a sequel when writing the first one, he did keep that door open in his mind when writing the second. Then, when he had Blunt read the script, she mentioned that it felt very much like the second part in a trilogy.
He went on to say:
“It’s interesting, I genuinely hadn’t thought about a second one when I was doing the first one. However, I really had these questions while I was doing it. I put the fires out in the distance in the first one, and I always thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we got to explore where those fires lead to? Who’s on the other end of those fires?’ But I never thought that there would be a sequel. So then when I actually came around to writing the sequel, I started with the fires. And so this time, I think when my brain started wandering of questions of what would this mean later on, I started to write down notes in case I could prepare myself for a third one.”
While we haven’t gotten word about a green light for a third film, and we are still a week out from seeing the second, early reviews are in, and they are good. So I wouldn’t rule out that third part.
A Quiet Place Part II hits theaters on March 20th. Are you excited?