Emily Blunt didn't think A Quiet Place would get a sequel

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Emily Blunt has explained why she didn't think A Quiet Place would get a sequel.

The actress returns in A Quiet Place Part II, which is finally out in the US and hits cinemas in the UK this week after several postponements caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

While praised by critics, just like its predecessor, Emily revealed that she never anticipated a sequel, as she didn't foresee the first movie being such a critical and commercial success due to its "effectively silent" premise.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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"No, we didn't anticipate this sort of meteoric life the first one took and we didn't think [a second movie] was in the cards," she told Sci-Fi Talk.

"I mean, you don't know what people will make of a film that's effectively silent.

"It's like an art-house film that found this sort of meteoric life and it's thrilling and it's a conceit that has so much room for expansion and it seemed like quite a natural progression to see the next chapter."

The comments follow Emily previously revealing a third A Quiet Place film could be in the works, as franchise director John Krasinski already has a "whole arc of ideas".

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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She told Collider: "I always said when we were approaching this one, I said, 'I think you need to think of it not as a sequel, but this is chapter two, this is just a continuation'.

"I think there's such an investment in this family – such mileage for expansion in this kind of extraordinary world.

"I think there's room [for a third one]."

A Quiet Place Part II is released in US cinemas on May 28 and UK cinemas on June 3, with previews on May 31.

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