Here’s Your First Peek at Jordan Peele’s Next Film “Nope”
It might only be a few seconds of footage, but getting even the tiniest peek at Jordan Peele’s third film is cause for excitement. Universal Pictures has just teased the writer/director’s upcoming Nope, which stars Peele’s Get Out star (and Oscar-winner) Daniel Kaluuya, his fellow Oscar-nominee from last year Steven Yeun, and rising star Keke Palmer. The few seconds of footage depict Kaluuya and Yeun’s characters looking mighty spooked as they peer up into the sky, which makes us feel pretty good about our prediction last year that this was a story about aliens. (We might be hilariously wrong, of course.)
The footage bookends a teaser that includes Peele’s first two efforts, his Oscar-winning Get Out (he took home Best Original Screenplay), and his egregiously snubbed, brilliant follow-up Us. As we wrote last year, “judging by the poster, we’re going to take a stab and say that Nope will do for aliens what Get Out did for seemingly kind but secretly psychotic murderous white people and Us did for doppelgangers.” We stand by that, especially now that the footage seems to reveal characters ready to say nope to whatever it is in the sky. Last July, Peele tweeted the film’s first poster with a cloud emoji, much as he tweeted the Us poster and title reveal with that film’s now-iconic prop, a pair of scissors. Aliens would come down from the clouds, would they not?
Check out the first bit of footage below. Nope floats into theaters on July 22, 2022. We’ll share the first official trailer when it arrives this Sunday during the Super Bowl. For now, enjoy this little taste of suspense.
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Featured image: The poster for Jordan Peele’s next feature, “Nope.” Courtesy Universal Pictures.