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New 'A Quiet Place Part II' Super Bowl trailer has a big surprise

A new trailer for "A Quiet Place Part II" that is set to air during Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, is sure to draw a gasp from those who saw the blockbuster original.

[Spoiler alert ahead]

Director/actor John Krasinski, who played Lee Abbott in "A Quiet Place," makes a surprising re-appearance in this new trailer for the Buffalo-made film. It's startling because his character seemingly sacrificed his life for his family in "A Quiet Place." In the original, Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt starred as a couple trying to protect their family from aliens who hunt by sound.

This sequence, however, appears to be a continuation of the flashback to Day 1 that was seen in the first full-length trailer. Krasinski's character is on Main Street in the Village of Akron where he asks a police officer, "Ronnie, what do we got – some kind of fire?"

"We've got units headed out there now," the officer responds, just as an alien creature violently crashes into a police vehicle sending it into a spiral.

Although this is a flashback, fans can't help but wonder if Krasinski will somehow return in the present-day in the sequel – especially since there was a cloud of secrecy surrounding the movie's production in Western New York and the surrounding regions in the summer of 2019.

In addition to Akron, this new 30-second spot also shows Olcott, Bethlehem Steel and cars deserted on the Grand Island Bridge.

In a newly released behind-the-scenes featurette, Krasinski says the sequel picks up right where "A Quiet Place" left off.

"We answer all those questions that the audience was asking about Day 1, especially how did this all start. Every step is much more treacherous," Krasinski says.

[Related: Could 'A Quiet Place 2' surpass 'The Natural' in Buffalo film history?]

The Paramount Pictures film grossed more than $340 million worldwide and was a hit with fans and critics. "A Quiet Place Part II," which features the addition of actors Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, will be in theaters on March 20.

"A Quiet Place Part II" filmed throughout the greater Buffalo region in the summer of 2019. Locations included Lake Ontario in Olcott; the village of Akron, where businesses along Main Street sported new facades courtesy of the production; on the Grand Island bridges; and in North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Dunkirk and Chautauqua County.

Ontario Street in Olcott was one of the local locations used during filming of "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019. (Robert Kirkham/News file photo)


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