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Jordan Peele teases Nope sequel/spinoff and who it will focus on

September 5th, 2022 by Marc Comments

So, a bit late to the party, I finally watcher Jordan Peele’s Nope at the weekend and I really, really enjoyed it for the most part, in fact, I’d say it’s his best movie to date.

And, it seems we may be seeing more from the world of this UFO-oddity.

In Nope we meet brother and sister OJ, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Emerald, played by Keke Palmer, who run a ranch that caters to Hollywood, supplying horses for use in TV and film but the duo, when we meet them, are in the middle of a very strange time as they seem to be haunted by a UFO that killed someone close to them and is now stalking the area around their home.

Juxtapositioned to this is a story about a TV show featuring a monkey called Gordy who went crazy years ago and killed and maimed the people in the series with him with The Walking Dead star Steven Yuen played Ricky ‘Jupe’ Park, the only unscathed star of the show who is now a fully grown man who owns a live horse stunt show.

It’s a weird combination but if you’re paying attention, it does make sense in the end.

However, if writer/director Peele is to be believed, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing any of these stars returning if we get a second movie in the Nope universe as he plans on expanding the story of a character we didn’t really meet in the movie.

Ok, so, in the movie – SPOILERS – we hear a lone gunman kill Gordy while he’s going berserk in the TV studio and, while we didn’t see who he was, in the trailer we do see him:

This character, according to the IMDB, is called Nobody – he calls himself this in the movie after he kills Gordy and is asked who he is – and is played by comedian Michael Busch.

“People are doing a lot of interesting detective work, is what’s going on,” Peele says.

“The story of that character has yet to be told, I can tell you that. Which is another frustrating way of saying, I’m glad people are paying attention. I do think they will get more answers on some of these things in the future. We’re not over telling all of these stories.”

Online fans believe Nobody was there on the day the money went mad for a more nefarious reason involving one of the other child stars in the show, Mary Jo [who appears later in the movie as a grown woman who clearly has suffered in her life due to Gordy’s attack], who they believe he may have been there to kidnap.

It’s hard to explain all this without really getting into the events of the movie or if you haven’t seen the movie, but basically, Peele seems to be hinting that his story is what the next movie will focus on.

I’m getting Army of the Dead videos off this as I get the feeling the sequel/spin-off, if it happens, might be a completely different movie… perhaps it won’t even focus on the alien, Jean Jacket as it’s called in the movie. That could be cool


Source: NYTimes

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….