A Quiet Place made some big noise at the box office and so, while there was clearly some reluctance to the idea of making a sequel, we'll be getting just that next year. However, the question remains, just what exactly will A Quiet Place 2 actually be about? We still largely don't have an answer, but one of the new actors joining the series recently revealed that the next movie will give us some insight into the killer aliens and just where they came from.
Bryan Tyree Henry will be joining Emily Blunt and her on screen children for the Quiet Place sequel and while we know nothing specific about how his character will fit into the new story, the actor has confirmed that the new movie will at least provide some detail about how the world of the film came to be. According to Henry...
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.
Henry tells Indiewire that we're going to get "a few" answers, which makes it sound like we won't be getting a complete picture of how the killer aliens came to Earth and took over the place, but our heroes will meet somebody who knows something more than they do.
This certainly makes some sense, as the one thing we do know about A Quiet Place 2 is that the story will be getting much bigger. The surviving characters from the first movie will be leaving the farm it appears, meeting other survivors, and seeing how other parts of the world have been coping with the alien threat.
Every region probably found themselves dealing with the aliens in different ways, and each has probably also learned different things. The fact that the aliens can be harmed by high volume audio feedback is probably information others will be able to use, but others will probably have their own knowledge that will be useful to our heroes.
In addition to Bryan Tyree Henry, we know that Cillian Murphy will also be joining the cast as an as yet unknown mysterious character.
John Krasinski, who won't be returning in front of the camera, but will be back behind it as both writer and director of the new film, has insisted that A Quiet Place 2 isn't really a sequel. He makes it sound more like an anthology series or something as he calls the new movie the next chapter of the story rather than a sequel. It's possible that, while we expect the characters from the first film to return, they might not actually be the main characters of the story.
We'll find out when the sequel arrives in May of 2020.