Everything we know so far about ‘A Quiet Place II’

Emily Blunt (center) will reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott in

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Emily Blunt (center) will reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott in “A Quiet Place II.”
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  • “The Office” star John Krasinski wrote and directed the 2018 horror film “A Quiet Place,” which followed the lives of the Abbott family as they try to survive after their town is invaded by monsters.
  • But the ending of the critically-acclaimed film left some questions unanswered.
  • It seems that “A Quiet Place II,” the sequel to the 2018 original, will answer those questions – including how the monsters arrived, and what the aftermath was like.
  • It will also continue the story of the surviving Abbott family members.
  • Warning: Major spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the original “A Quiet Place” film.
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John Krasinski’s 2018 horror film “A Quiet Place” focused on the resilient Abbott family as they fought to survive after their town was invaded by monsters who hunt based on sound.

And while the first film ended with the survival of most of the Abbott family – at the expense of Krasinski’s father character, Lee, who sacrificed himself for his family – there were still numerous questions left unanswered, including how the sound-sensitive monsters arrived and the number of people who managed to survive the attacks.

“A Quiet Place II,” the sequel to the 2018 original, seems like it will answer all of those questions and more, and will also continue to follow the surviving members of the Abbott family as they escape their destroyed home.

Here’s everything we know so far about “A Quiet Place II.”


John Krasinski wrote the script for the sequel and will return as director. His character will also appear in the second movie, likely through flashbacks.

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John Krasinski starred in “A Quiet Place” as Lee Abbott.
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Krasinski, who most fans know as Jim Halpert from “The Office,” proved he was also a talented horror writer and director with 2018’s “A Quiet Place.”

Luckily for fans of the original, the actor will be just as involved with the sequel – and a new trailer, released on Friday ahead of the Super Bowl, reveals that Krasinski will also reprise his role as Lee Abbott (likely through flashbacks, since Lee sacrificed himself to the monsters to save his family at the end of the first “Quiet Place” film).


“A Quiet Place II” will see the Abbott family leave the safety of their farm and venture out into the unknown.

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Emily Blunt (left) and Millicent Simmons (right) will appear in the new “Quiet Place” sequel.
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According to Krasinski, the sequel “picks up right where ‘A Quiet Place 1’ left off. The idea of these kids and this family dealing with their safety net being taken from them.”

Fans of the first film will remember that Krasinski’s character Lee sacrifices himself to the monsters in order to save his children (including a newborn baby) and his wife Evelyn, played by Krasinski’s real-life wife Emily Blunt. Because the family’s farm was destroyed by the events of “A Quiet Place,” they must now venture out into the wilderness.

“They are forced to go out into the world and see how other people live, so they literally leave the path of safety and go into the unknown,” Krasinski said.


Actors like Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou will join Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe onscreen.

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Cillian Murphy (right) and Djimon Hounsou (left) will appear in “A Quiet Place II.”
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Murphy and Hounsou appear to play survivors who encounter the Abbott family after they flee their destroyed home, although their exact intentions are still unclear.

“I don’t know why you came all the way up here. There’s nothing left,” Murphy’s character tells Evelyn (Blunt) in a trailer for the film. Later in the clip, Evelyn tells him, “There are people out there worth saving.”

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe will return as the eldest Abbott children, Reagon and Marcus, respectively.


Krasinski says the sequel will answer questions like “How did this all start?”

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Some of “A Quiet Place II” will be told in flashbacks.
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“We answered all those questions the audience was asking about day one, especially ‘how did this all start?'” Krasinski said of the new film in a recent behind-the-scenes video.

Audiences can expect to see life in the Abbott’s small town as the monsters first arrive, as well as the aftermath of the initial attacks and how the Abbotts (and others) managed to survive.


“A Quiet Place II” premieres March 20.

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Emily Blunt will star as Evelyn Abbott in “A Quiet Place II.”
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“It’s harrowing, it’s terrifying, but at the core of it, it’s a very human story,” Blunt recently said of the sequel.

You can watch the newest trailer here.