Paramount Pictures has announced that “A Quiet Place Part II” will now be released this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
The film’s original release date was March 20, 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to September 4, 2020. Last July, Paramount postponed the film again to April 23, 2021. And earlier this year, the studio pushed the release date to September 2021. Now, it’ll have an earlier release date of May 28, 2021.
Director John Krasinski announced the news on Twitter.
The heavily anticipated film is a sequel to “A Quiet Place,” the 2018 blockbuster. “Part II” will see the original stars reprise their roles while Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join the cast.
News of the updated release date comes at an interesting time. ViacomCBS released their new streaming service, Paramount Plus, yesterday. Part of Paramount Plus’ marketing is that the “Quiet Place” and “Mission: Impossible” sequels will be available to stream on their platform, 45 days after they hit the theaters. Is Paramount’s decision to move up the “A Quiet Place Part II” release date an effort to boost Paramount Plus subscribers? The film’s new release date means it will hit the streaming service in July, perfect for an at home summer blockbuster.
Or, did NYC’s decision to reopen theaters factor into Paramounts decision? New York City is the nation’s biggest market. Perhaps by Memorial Day weekend New Yorkers will be lining up to see “A Quiet Place Part II.”
Both are likely scenarios. Whatever the case may be, hopefully this release date is the one that sticks.