Jordan Peele’s creating a monster! Well, a juggernaut at least, that will probably smash box office records. Jordan’s not fucking around with his much anticipated follow up to Get Out. Jordan released some art work and a title for his next movie and, according to Variety, he’s in talks with two Black Panther faves, Lupita Nyong’o and thick legend Winston Duke to star. And if she can get out of her cult obligations, Elisabeth Moss as well.
Jordan will have to start wearing a helmet in public because people will be following him around, just throwing their money at him. There are no details about the plot of Us yet, but the fine print up top says “another nightmare from the mind of Jordan Peele” so, you have been warned. Maybe it’s a mash up of Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video and the TV show This is Us and is about a multiracial family who live in a warehouse filled with flaming cars and complex contextual clues.
Jordan’s already made an indelible mark on the culture with just one film, so it’s exciting to see what he’ll do next. I mean, even Kanye has jokes about The Sunken Place, from the depths of sunken place! Of course, there’s a lot of pressure to live up to the success of Get Out which was nominated for Best Picture and for which Jordan won for Best Original Screenplay. Let’s hope he doesn’t suffer from sophomore slump syndrome. At any rate, he’s already won at life. How many other writer/directors can you think of that can summon an entire Twitter thread of ecstatic anticipatory reaction gifs… of themselves!
— Chef Mike Haracz ? #E3 (@Mike_Haracz) May 9, 2018