John Krasinski started writing the sequel to A Quiet Place—but will Emily Blunt be in it?

In April 2018, just weeks after the film hit theaters, Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos revealed that an A Quiet Place sequel is in the works. Now, in an interview with Deadline, Krasinski confirmed he’s working on the script. It’s all happening, folks. If you haven’t seen A Quiet Place, read at your own risk, because there are spoilers ahead.

We already have a lot of questions about the A Quiet Place sequel. Will it pick up right where the first movie left off? Are we going to meet new characters? How did Evelyn’s foot heal after stepping on that nail? Now that Krasinski is officially working on the script, hopefully we’ll start to get some answers. Because more than anything, we’re dying to know if Emily Blunt is returning for the second movie.

Near the end of A Quiet Place, Krasinski’s character, Lee, dies. He sacrifices himself to save his children, Regan and Marcus, by screaming—an act that causes the monsters to stop hunting them and snatch him up instead. So the likelihood of Krasinski showing up in front of the camera again is pretty slim (except maybe in flashbacks). But Blunt’s character, Evelyn, survives. Will she return for the A Quiet Place sequel? We don’t know anything for sure. But based on Krasinski’s working idea, it sounds like the second installment could center around a completely different cast of characters.

"The idea for it is pretty simple. I’m writing now—I don’t have it fleshed out—but the thought that occurred to me, that really excited me about it, was that most sequels are about the return of a hero or a villain," Krasinski told Deadline. "You take this character that people loved once and you bring them back, and you have to create a new world around them. We have the exact opposite setup. We have the world, and you can drop whoever you want into that world and everyone feels connected to it. The reason I decided to go back, in the end, was this world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore. There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I’m curious to see what that looks like from another perspective."

We’ll leave you to it, John. You knocked it out of the park with the first movie, so we trust your vision for the second. Even if it doesn’t include Emily.

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