John Krasinski reveals 'A Quiet Place' sequel release date. Here's what you can expect
Posted February 22, 2019 5:59 p.m. EST
CNN — 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.
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.
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.