The past few years have seen a renaissance in the horror genre, with new critically acclaimed projects being brought to theaters, and making a ton of money at the box office. One of the biggest hits to come from 2018 was John Krasinski's directorial debut A Quiet Place. The apocalyptic drama was a sensory experience, as the movie had so little dialogue. A Quiet Place: Part II was quickly green lit, although there's been a casting changeup, with the film losing one star and gaining a MCU alum.
A Quiet Place: Part II's contents and plot are a mystery, but we'll see some new faces joining the Abbotts in the apocalypse. Christopher Nolan favorite Cillian Murphy will have a role in the sequel, but Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry recently dropped out of his announced role in the upcoming horror movie. Luckily there's already been a replacement: Djimon Hounsou aka the MCU's Korath Pursuer.
This latest news from A Quiet Place's sequel comes to us from Deadline, and is sure to be a bummer for the many fans of Brian Tyree Henry's work. Henry first became known to the public through his work on the acclaimed FX drama Atlanta. Henry has been getting some high-profile movie roles in the recent past, including Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, Child's Play, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict prevented the actor from fulfilling that obligation.
Instead, actor Djimon Hounsou has taken on Bryan Tyree Henry's mysterious role in A Quiet Place: Part II. What the part will entail remains a mystery, but Hounsou is another actor who had made quite a name for himself through the years, especially within the superhero genre of film.
Djimon Hounsou played Korath The Pursuer in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, recently reprising his role for the prequel movie Captain Marvel. He's had two different roles on the DC side of things, playing the Fishermen King in Aquaman and the Wizard in Shazam!
Brian Tyree Henry's departure from A Quiet Place: Part II is sure to be a disappointment for the up and coming actor, and one has to wonder what the scheduling conflict might have been that made this decision real. One possibility is Marvel Studios' The Eternals, which recently announced its cast at San Diego Comic-Con. Henry is playing the character Phastos, in what might be his biggest star-making moment yet. Both The Eternals and A Quiet Place's sequel are currently filming, so it would make sense that their schedules might not mix.
A Quiet Place: Part II is currently set to arrive in theaters March 20, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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