Published May 27, 2019John Krasinski had audiences shutting up in a good way with his directorial debut A Quiet Place, and the film had already been dated for a sequel. You better get your loud coughs and grunt noises out of the way now, however, because the movie has now been moved up.
A Quiet Place 2 was originally dated for May 15, 2020, but Paramount has moved its date to March 20, 2020. That's nearly two whole months earlier than originally planned, and two weeks earlier than the April release date that made the first film a hit.
As Variety reports, the move comes as Paramount shuffles titles around to make sense of its Sonic the Hedgehog problem. That movie was delayed from its November 2019 release date, so John Cena's Playing with Fire was bumped into its place. A Quiet Place 2 is now taking the slot that Playing with Fire previously held.
Speaking with Business Insider last year, Krasinski said that we shouldn't expect a straightforward follow-up to the film:
I don't even see it as a sequel. Emily [Blunt] actually blew my mind by categorizing it the correct way after I pitched it to her. She said, 'This isn't a sequel at all — this is the second book in a series of books. It's a widening of a world.' And I thought that's the best way to look at it. It doesn't feel like a sequel — it's a continuation of living in that world.
I can't wait to get in there and keep writing and see what this movie wants to allow itself to be. And that will happen in the script process and the shooting and the editing. But I think what's cool about the second part of this movie is the same set of rules have to apply. I can't just introduce a world where you can make a ton of sound, and if I did, there would have to be a reason for it. So it's figuring out if there are smart and clever ways to do it.