A Quiet Place 3 is officially on! After the success of A Quiet Place Part II at the box office in the United States, this isn’t surprising. The sequel launched at $58 million in the United States, a post-pandemic high, and more impressively, it debuted with a similar amount of money as would have been expected in a ‘normal’ March 2020 environment.
Given the success, fans are clamoring for a third movie. Fortunately, John Krasinski has already made plans for it. It’s easy to see how the events in the sequel may lead to a third film, and Emily Blunt claims that Krasinski has a “full arc of ideas” for the movie.
In November 2020, Paramount confirmed a new movie set in the world of A Quiet Place. It’s based on an original idea by Krasinski, but will be written and directed by Jeff Nichols and is set to be a spin-off rather than a direct sequel to Part II.
Here’s everything you need to know about A Quiet Place 3 (not the spin-off!)
A Quiet Place Part II was a relatively big success for Paramount, as one of the first major blockbusters released post-COVID vaccinations, grossing $297.4 million worldwide. The film was initially set to come out on March 20, 2020 (nearly two years after the original film’s 2018 release) but was, of course, delayed due to the beginning of the pandemic. A Quiet Place gained a lot of buzz for its effective, inventive premise. The first film was a smash hit, grossing $340 million worldwide. If A Quiet Place III sticks to the release date announced, it will have been four years in between films following the series’ central characters. Perhaps this third entry will incorporate elements from both the original films and Sarnoski’s spinoff.
The A Quiet Place series portrays a family fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world caused by an alien invasion. The creatures can’t see and must rely on their hearing to get about. The horror-thriller series centers on the characters’ struggles to live by remaining silent. Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and Cillian Murphy star in the series.
Much of what happens in A Quiet Place 3 will likely rely on how this movie interlinks with the world of the previous two films. It could serve as a link between A Quiet Place 2 and A Quiet Place 3, as some fans still hope. It could also be a new chapter that takes place after Part II.
In any case, a new film might have a lot of material to work with, including how the world came to be attacked by these alien predators with hyper-alert hearing in the first place. It may potentially veer off into another dimension to investigate other contingents living in complete silence, as well as survival tactics and who knows what else someone would require to live in such a situation.
Of course, A Quiet Place 2 focused on the wonderful Regan Abbott (Millicent Simmonds) and her quest to find the source of a mysterious radio signal, which played ‘Beyond the Sea’ on a strange loop.
Back to the plot for A Quiet Place 2. In the film, we have the ever-fearless Regan going in search of the signal, heading out to the island to try and determine its origin. Alas, the island is actually a safe haven for humans as the aliens cannot swim; the National Guard rounded up people in the early days of the apocalyptic invasion to safely stow them away from the monsters. Except a monster does eventually arrive, because of course it does.
There is any number of places a new story could go, so we’ll keep you updated as we get more info. Right now, it really is an open book.
A Quiet Place 3 cast
Since A Quiet Place Part Two picked up directly after the events of the first film, we’d be surprised if the third one didn’t follow suit. With this in mind, we’ll most definitely see the return of Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, Millicent Simmonds as her daughter, Regan, and Noah Jupe as her son, Marcus.
In A Quiet Place 2, we were also introduced to Cillian Murphy as Emmett, who formed a fatherly connection with Regan and helped her fight against the aliens to reach the island. Both remained alive and well, as far as we know, at the end of Part Two and should return together in Part Three.
Unfortunately, Djimon Hounsou as Man on Island suffered a vicious attack and there was no sign of return, which may hint that his character will not feature in the next installment. We’ve also been treated to an appearance from John Krasinski as Lee Abbott, Evelyn’s husband, and Regan and Marcus’s father, in flashbacks, which could continue in A Quiet Place 3.
A Quiet Place III Sets to Release in 2025
A Quiet Place 3 is coming in 2025. This confirmation came during a Paramount investor day presentation where writer and director John Krasinski announced that A Quiet Place 3 was officially a go. Whether John Krasinksi will be back at the helm, we’ll have to wait and see, but announcing its return is a good start.
The team at Paramount also revealed the next installment of A Quiet Place, as in the spin-off, A Quiet Place Part Three will be coming in 2023 directed by Michael Sarnoski. A little something to keep fans going.