- “A Quiet Place Part III” was announced Tuesday and is expected to hit theaters in 2025.
- “Part II” premiered in 2021. The ending answers some questions while raising others.
- Warning: Major spoilers ahead for “A Quiet Place Part II.”
“A Quiet Place Part II,” the much-anticipated sequel to 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” hit theaters in May 2021. The film follows the surviving members of the Abbott family as they forge a new life for themselves after the events of the first movie.
It’s the rare sequel that lives up to the terrors of its predecessor, and “A Quiet Place Part II” is filled with tense moments and plenty of jump scares.
But the ending of the film is abrupt and a bit surprising. Some characters’ fates are clearly explained, while others’ are left more ambiguous. Here’s a spoiler-filled breakdown of the end of “A Quiet Place Part II,” as well as questions we have that’ll hopefully be answered in the third film, which was announced by John Krasinski on Tuesday.
Warning: Major spoilers for “A Quiet Place Part II” below.
After Emmett (Cillian Murphy) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds) arrive on the island, they team up with another survivor (Djimon Hounsou) and race to the radio station
Emmett and Regan are nearly captured by a group of feral survivors near the marina, but manage to steal a boat and sail to the island where the radio signal is apparently coming from.
During their confrontation on the pier, they realize that the vicious aliens currently hunting humans can’t swim — and islands, therefore, are guaranteed safe havens. They arrive on the island battered and weary, but are welcomed by a group of survivors who appear to be living relatively normal, noisy lives.
Emmett explains their plan to another survivor (Hounsou), who reveals that he was among a handful of people who managed to escape to the island the day the aliens came (the others were devoured en route).
But a boat with an alien soon washes ashore, and chaos ensues. Regan, Emmett, and the other survivor create a diversion in a car while racing to the radio station. Once there, they plan to broadcast the frequency from Regan’s cochlear implant over the air waves, causing all aliens in the area to become incapacitated.
A tense standoff between an alien, Regan, and Emmett almost ends in tragedy
Sadly, the man from the island is killed by a monster when the group arrives at the station, and Regan and Emmett have to maintain complete silence as they sneak into the broadcasting room.
The hinge on the door leading to the room, however, is extremely squeaky, and the creature moves to attack Regan when she enters. Emmett does his best to defend her, but is wounded by the monster during the scuffle.
Regan is ultimately able to broadcast her cochlear implant’s frequency across the airwaves
With Emmett distracting the creature, Regan is finally able to emit the frequency from her implant across the radio’s airwaves — causing all of the monsters in the area, including the ones attacking Emmett and her family back on the mainland, to become severely disoriented.
Regan ends up bludgeoning the monster in the radio station to death, while back on the mainland, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) successfully shoots the creature terrorizing her, Regan’s brother Marcus (Noah Jupe), and the newborn baby Abbott as they shelter in the mill.
Regan, Evelyn, Marcus, and the baby are all shown to have survived, but Emmett’s fate is slightly less clear. The wound he sustained during his defense of Regan appears to be severe and he’s shown bleeding heavily. While he’s technically still alive when the credits roll, it’s unclear whether he’ll survive.
The fate of the other islanders is also left unanswered. Presumably, some of them were killed when the alien arrived via boat, but others are likely to have made it out alive. They’re not shown after the alien’s initial attack, however, so viewers are left to wonder what exactly happened to them.
The last moments of the film set up the third movie
The third “Quiet Place” film was officially confirmed in February 2022, and the ending of “Part II” hints heavily at continuing the story.
For starters, there’s not a lot of exposition after Regan and Evelyn kill the aliens. The Abbotts are shown to have survived, while Emmett remains critically injured, but the screen abruptly cuts to black before revealing anything else.
As mentioned, there are still some loose ends and unanswered questions (did Emmett survive? What happens to the aliens now? What about the survivors on the island?) that will hopefully be tied up in the third movie, coming 2025.
Until then, fans will have to wait and see what will become of the surviving Abbotts.