Despite the fact that (spoiler) he won't necessarily have to star in 'A Quiet Place 2', John Krasinski now may not even be directing the sequel to his horror smash.
Speaking to The Playlist, Krasinski explained that he's still deep in the writing process for the sequel, but stopped short of confirming his name on the director's chair. As he tells it, Krasinski was more than happy for them - them being Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's production shingle - to go off and make a sequel without him.
"I was so proud of the first one, and obviously, we didn’t make it a with the intention that there would be a sequel. That said, I’m a realist, and I try to see things from everybody’s point of view, and I certainly understand why a studio would want to make a second one after the movie’s success. But I didn’t want any part of it because if it wasn’t going to be organic—a sort of next step for the world— I didn’t want to be a part of it."
"So, while they were looking at filmmakers and writers, they called and asked if I had any ideas for guidance. I said, 'well, I have this little small idea,' and then my producer said, 'well, can you think about it for the next few weeks while we’re meeting people.' Then those few weeks went by and he brilliantly Jedi mind tricked me into, like, 'well, why don’t you just write it and then while you write it, and we’ll give it to a filmmaker.' So, here I am now writing it and we’ll see if I ended up directing it," Krasinski explained.
Is there a chance they'll Jedi mind trick him into directing? Going by IMDb, Krasinski's dance-card for 2019 is mainly filled up with 'Jack Ryan', the flagship Amazon Prime series where he plays the titular CIA agent. Other than that, there doesn't appear to be anything pending so directing is definitely a possibility.