While Lupita Nyong’o is busy promoting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a film that also acts as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, she has seemingly already set her eyes on the next major franchise. In a new article by Deadline, they reveal that Nyong’o is in final negotiations to take on the lead role of A Quiet Place prequel titled Day One. Michael Sarnoski of Pig fame is set to direct the film based on an idea by series creator John Krasinky.
There’s no word exactly how this new entry would fit into Krasinski‘s franchise, who directed the first two entries. While it does seem like they still hope to have a third entry for the main franchise out by 2025, this film is likely to establish a cinematic universe for the horror franchise. Emily Blunt and Krasinski are likely not to appear in the film; though its title could hint at them as potential background characters for an Easter egg during the events that would lead to the original films.
It’s definitely a curious direction to establish a cinematic universe based on this horror concept. Ever since Marvel Studios coined the term for its films, many have been chasing that very potential. We’ll see if there truly is enough material to mine out of A Quiet Place to establish a cinematic universe, but the promise of Sarnoski directing the film is already offering something promising.