John Krasinski broke his silence about the release date for the sequel of his movie, “A Quiet Place” (no pun intended).
The actor and director revealed on Twitter that the follow-up to the horror film would hit theaters May 15, 2020.
Krasinski hints cryptically on Tweeter as he posted “…time to go back,” as a caption of the teaser poster for the said movie, last Friday.
The talented actor-director admitted to CNN that he and his team did not initially intend to do a sequel, but the success of the first movie made them reevaluate the possibilities.
“Usually, in sequels, it’s a hero or a villain that you bring back, and you have to build a world around that character because you’re bringing back a character. But you don’t have a world. We have the world,” he said.
In the world of “A Quiet Place,” Earth’s population has dwindled after extraterrestrial creatures with a keen sense of hearing have forced the surviving population to live their lives in complete silence.
Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s real-life wife, played his character’s wife in the movie. Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe played their children.
The exceptional performance done by Emily Blunt in the ‘A Quiet Place’ earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The movie’s brilliant premise, a powerful ensemble of cast, and strong marketing and word of mouth reviews helped propel the movie to a $340 million worldwide box office gross.
“I think this set of circumstances and the fact that people are living through exactly what this family lived through, it’s kind of a world you can explore and re-explore and re-explore,” Krasinski said. “So I think there are so many more stories to tell in that world that I got excited.”
SPOILER ALERT: Krasinski’s character died at the end of ‘A Quiet Place,’ but he joked that it would not stop him from coming back.
“Maybe it’s a ‘Hamlet’ thing where I just keep coming back and doing the whole thing,” he said. /apr