The wait is finally over: After being delayed more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Quiet Place Part II – the sequel to the smash hit 2018 horror film – finally arrives in theaters for Memorial Day weekend. And it’s already Certified Fresh, with critics calling it a triumphant return to the post-apocalyptic world where any sound you make could be your last.
Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes Editor-in-Chief Joel Meares sat down with writer, director, and star John Krasinski to talk about keeping the tension high for round two, squirreling away ideas for a third movie, and why he decided to make young Regan (Millicent Simmonds) the hero of the sequel. Plus, Simmonds, co-star Emily Blunt, and new stars to the franchise Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou talk working with Krasinski and the emotional bonds that make the film as moving as it is terrifying.
A Quiet Place Part II is in theaters Friday May 28, 2021.