After plenty of delays A Quiet Place Part II has finally hit US cinemas – and UK fans won’t have to wait long to see it themselves, with the sequel due to arrive in early June.
The first film in the franchise arrived on the big screen back in 2018, with husband-wife duo John Krasinski and Emily Blunt starring as a couple attempting to survive and keep their family alive in a post-apocalyptic world terrorised by blind monsters with hyper-sensitive hearing abilities.
The upcoming sequel will see Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Krasinski reprise their roles from the original, with Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy being introduced as a fellow survivor.
Read on for all the latest news, release dates and cast announcements around A Quiet Place Part II.
When is A Quiet Place 2 released in cinemas?
It’s been a bumpy road to the cinema for A Quiet Place Part II, which was originally scheduled for release almost a year ago – 20th March 2020.
Since the pandemic hit, the sequel has been delayed three times, being pushed to September 2020, then April 2021, then September 2021.
A Quiet Place finally released in the US on Monday 31st May in the USA, and will follow in the UK on Thursday 3rd June.
Sharing the new release date on Twitter, Krasinski wrote: “They always say good things come to those who wait. Well… I think we’re waited long enough. A Quiet Place Part II. Memorial Day.”
A Quiet Place 2 cast
Emily Blunt reprises her role as mother Evelyn Abbott, alongside original cast members Millicent Simmonds as her deaf daughter Regan and Noah Jupe as her eldest son Marcus.
In terms of new faces, Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy joins the cast as a rather ominous-sounding man with mysterious intentions who “joins the family unit”.
Murphy has been keen to avoid revealing any major details about the role to ensure the film packs some surprises, but explained to Total Film how his character fits in this dour vision of the future.
“For me, Emmett represents where the heart of the world lies right now, which is: finally feeling like they’ve all given up,” he said. “Here comes this girl [Regan] who allows you to believe in more, and allows you to believe in yourself. That idea, I’ve always been really enthralled by.”
A Quiet Place 2 trailer
Check out the latest trailer (released 6th May) below.
The first trailer for the film dropped way back in January 2020 – we see a flashback to the first appearance of the horrifying monsters as they destroy human civilisation, while Cillian Murphy also makes his debut as new character Emmett.
A second teaser was released in February.
And there’s also a moody-looking poster for the film too…
A Quiet Place 2 plot: What is it about?
The first A Quiet Place film followed the Abbotts, a young family in post-apocalyptic USA who are forced to live in silence to avoid being slaughtered by monsters with super-sensitive hearing.
It was a smash hit upon release in 2018, earning $340 million worldwide on a budget of $17 million, with a sequel put into production less than a month later.
Where the first film began to reveal the weaknesses that the vicious monsters had, this sequel is to answer more questions and introduce some brand new characters too.
“We’ll see more of that family continuing to survive and finding out that they’re not the only ones,” Henry told the Observer, before dropping out of the film. “And I think that we’re also going to get a few answers to the origin of where and how this whole thing happened. I think that people want to know that.
“But I think you’re just going to see another side of it… more of humanity that survived this thing in this next story.”
The film’s official synopsis reads: “Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realise that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”
Who is directing A Quiet Place 2?
The US Office star John Krasinski – who is Blunt’s off-screen husband and co-wrote and directed the first film – will not be playing a major role in the sequel after his character was (spoiler alert!) killed off in the first film, appearing instead via newly-filmed flashbacks.
The Office actor will, however, be back on board to write and direct A Quiet Place 2.