Paramount Pictures has shuffled several of its movie slots around, including the upcoming sequel to the smash-hit A Quiet Place from last year. The sequel, as of yet, is still untitled, but what is known is that John Krasinski is set to direct the sequel with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe returning and Cillian Murphy added to the cast.
The film’s newest release date is two months earlier, resting in a comfortable March 20, 2020 slot. It had previously held the May 15 position right in the heart of blockbuster season.
For me, I think A Quiet Place 2, or whatever it will be called, has a better positioning in March. So many films and potential franchises try to play in the May slots and it’s a tough battle. I just can’t imagine anything but the billion dollar franchises wanting to duke it out in May. I think the sequel will stand a lot better in March when we get some of that smaller genre fair. The film has great appeal in that it has a type of horror not reliant on the R-rating that other horror films get.
Now, what I want is a little more info on where this film is going. Krasinski and Blunt initially sounded hesitant on returning to the sequel, so I’m curious to see what brought them back and where they plan on taking the story.
So what do you think? Is the move to March 2020 a successful one for A Quiet Place’s sequel? Are you excited for it? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe