In an interview with Entertainment Weekly— the married couple of eight years, who both starred in the hit sci-fi film—spoke candidly about the potential storylines they've considered for the second installment of the film which followed two parents and their children who lived in silence as they battled through a world run by bloodthirsty aliens with hypersensitive hearing.
“In some ways, the idea of seeing who these people were before this all happened would be interesting, but I’m not quite sure because I think actually it’s now what’s the next chapter and what happens next,” Blunt said. “I think people feel very invested in this family…. I think it’s such an open book right now, and certainly for John who is lasering into something as we speak."
While Krasinski originally refused to entertain the idea of a sequel, the actor admits that after a "very small idea" blossomed into a well thought out project, he was ready and willing to write and direct A Quiet Place 2.
"This is a world you can play in, this isn’t just a character to remake... it's actually a world, which is a whole different, very unique experience," Krasinski said. "It’s not like Alien or Jaws where the main villain is the thing you’re repeating; it's an actual entire set of rules and the circumstance that the world has undergone that you can play in very different facets."
Millicent Simmonds who starred as the eldest Abbott child in the film says she also has some creative ideas about where the story could go.
“One would be looking into the past. Like, how did the aliens come about?” she said. "That would be really cool to see. Or look at the present time. You know, do we have another family working on the same problems? Or did they move somewhere else? The third idea would be the future: You know, what is the world like after, once the kids are older? Or what happens to the aliens or how do we improve or solve that problem?”
Although the plotline is still in the works, the couple confirmed the movie will hit cinemas on May 15, 2020.