Over a year before the events of the first film, the Abbott family attends their son Marcus's baseball game. Mid-game, the spectators notice a flaming object in the sky hurtling towards the Earth, and most leave the park and try to drive away. The town is suddenly beset and attacked by alien creatures touting impenetrable armor-like skin, and ultra super strength. The creatures are blind, but more than make up for it with hypersensitive hearing to target and track victims.
Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, Lee's widow who is determined to find a new home for her children.
Cillian Murphy as Emmett, an old friend of Lee's who is now a hardened survivor and distrustful of strangers. Murphy described his character as such: "For me, Emmett represents where the heart of the world lies right now, which is: finally feeling like they've all given up. Here comes this girl [Regan] who allows you to believe in more, and allows you to believe in yourself. That idea, I've always been really enthralled by.
Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott, Evelyn's deaf daughter. Simmonds, who is deaf in real life, described her character's evolution after the first film, "She has a lot of pressure to become an adult very quickly." She has more of a leading role in the sequel, and according to Syfy Wire, deafness and American Sign Language "are inherently linked to the heroism of its heroine". Simmonds worked with an ASL coach to make sure her signing and articulation were clean. She said she felt "a sense of pressure" being in a position to represent the deaf and hard of hearing.
Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott, Evelyn's son.
Djimon Hounsou as the Man On the Island, the leader of a small island colony of survivors.
John Krasinski as Lee Abbott, Evelyn's deceased husband and father of her children. He appears in a newly filmed opening flashback sequence set before the events of the first film, when the creatures first arrived on Earth and attacked. Krasinski said he wrote himself into the sequel because the first film "was such a personal experience" and his "love letter" to his children. He said, "It was really important for me to continue the metaphor and we actually start dealing with how this all started.
A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American horror film and the sequel to the 2018 film A Quiet Place, both of which follow a family that is forced to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing. The second installment of the Quiet Place series, the film was written, produced, and directed by John Krasinski under the studio Paramount Pictures. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the first film while Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join the cast; Krasinski returns from the first film in a flashback sequence set before the first film.