The hit John Krasinski movie from last year is getting a sequel and it has replaced Brian Tyree Henry with Djimon Honsou.
John Krasinski has confirmed that the production of 'A Quiet Place' has already started. It is the sequel to his breakout 2018 horror film and there is already a major casting change happening in the sequel, as Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry has dropped out of the film. But even though Henry has a pretty growing fanbase, they are probably going to be okay with the choice of replacement. It is none other than Djimon Honsou who has already starred in movies like Aquaman, Shazam, and Captain Marvel and is now joining 'A Quiet Place 2'.
According to The Wrap, Brian Tyree Henry had "scheduling conflicts" that prevented him from doing the Quiet Place sequel. This explanation seems pretty accurate as it was previously stated that Henry is an actor who is increasingly in demand in Hollywood. As a matter of fact, his casting change is coming right on the heels of the news that Donald Glover's Atlanta has been renewed for season 3 and 4, which will be filmed back-to-back.
Maybe it is one of the primary reason why he opted out. As stated, Henry is now one of the more in-demand actors working in Hollywood. In 2018 he rapidly expanded his reach beyond television, scoring roles in multiple big-buzz films, including awards contenders Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, not to mention the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
These are very prestigious productions to be a part of, but it hasn't stopped Henry from also seeking out serious geeky roles. In 2019 he has a starring role the Child's Play reboot, as well as a featured role in DC's upcoming Joker solo film. Apart from that, he will also join Warner Bros.' Monsterverse with a role in Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020, which is when he will also appear as Marvel Comics character Phaistos in Eternals. Knowing all this information, it does not sound surprising that Henry didn't have room left for A Quiet Place 2.