Is ‘Get Out’ (2017) Actually The Beginning Of A (Rare) Horror Trilogy?

Yesterday a teaser trailer for Jordan Peele’s long anticipated third film, Nope dropped, with a promise that the full trailer will air this weekend during the Super Bowl. Production has been tight-lipped on what exactly Nope is going to be about. Pretty much all we’ve been told is that it will star Daniel Kaluuya (who starred in Get Out), Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun and that Jesse Plemons passed on a role. The teaser revisits Peele’s first two film’s Get Out (2017) and Us (2019) before showing just three quick shots of Kaluuya, Palmer and Yeun in Nope.

So what’s with all the secrecy and why spend so much of the teaser revisiting Peele’s old hits? One TikToker has a wild theory that has me super excited to see the full trailer. User straw_hat_goofy who also talks about movies on YouTube, wonders whether the meaning behind the teaser may be to set up Nope as the third act of a trilogy. Take a look at his video:

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One commenter points out, the trilogy would loosely say, Nope, Get Us Out.

Famously, Get Out takes its title from an Eddie Murphy stand-up special where he jokes about white people in horror movies. The trope is that while black families would stay away from a haunted house, white families would move right in. Murphy says that in The Amityville Horror the poltergeist literally told them to “get out” of their home, “White people stayed in there, now that is a hint and a half for your ass. A ghost says “get the fuck out out?” I would just tip the fuck out the door.”

Again, Us deals with themes of identity and marginalization in the United States (which interestingly is usually shorted to US). While Nope will likely deal with these themes as well just because of who Jordan Peele is as an artist and what makes him curious, his first two films are also perfectly set up for a trilogy. Whether Nope is the third part in a trilogy or just an excellent horror film I can’t wait to see what Jordan Peele has cooked up for us and I will be tuning into the Super Bowl for exactly two reasons: the Nope trailer and the Snoop/Dre/Eminem/Kendrick halftime show. What do you think the odds are that we’re getting a secret Get Out trilogy?

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