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John Krasinski reveals ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel release date

John Krasinski reveals ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel release date
Posted at 6:10 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 18:10:37-05

John Krasinski is silent no more about the release date for his “A Quiet Place” sequel.

The actor and director revealed on Twitter that the follow-up to the horror film will hit theaters May 15, 2020.

“…time to go back,” he cryptically tweeted on Friday, a message accompanied by a teaser poster.

TODAY — Pictured: John Krasinksi on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 — (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Krasinski told CNN recently that he never intended to do a sequel, but the success of the second one made him 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.

Blunt recently won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.

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The movie’s inventive premise, powerful ensemble cast and infectious word-of-mouth praise helped propel “A Quiet Place” 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’s so many more stories to tell in that world that I got excited.”

Spoiler alert: Krasinski’s character did not survive to the end of the film. But, he joked, that doesn’t mean he won’t return.

“Maybe it’s a ‘Hamlet’ thing where I just keep coming back and doing the whole thing,” he said.