The final trailer for Jordan Peele’s third film, Nope, has been released, and it is wildly different than the first trailer. While the first trailer established very basic and very little context, the final trailer gives us the premise of the film—aliens.
In this trailer, we see Emerald and OJ Haywood (Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) investigating the mysterious phenomena that’s been surrounding their family’s horse ranch. Glimpses of UFOs are seen, Steven Yuen as a cowboy showman is teased, a woman with a shriveled mouth and veil (which I can only assume points in the direction of whatever species is in said UFOs) attends cowboy Steven Yuen’s rodeo show, spooky hell breaks loose and lives seem to be in peril.
The final trailer didn’t give us much more than the overarching premise of the film, and after knowing nothing about this project for months, I’ll take it.
Many fans seem to think that Nope is set to be the sequel to Get Out. It would be nice to imagine all 3 Jordan Peele films existing together in their own universe, but as far as we know they aren’t interconnected. Although Peele does like to weave in the disturbing reality of our world into his cinematic universe, Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya as a completely different character than that of Get Out.
It’s safe to assume that a lot has been left out of both Nope trailers for a very good reason. In Peele’s previous 2 films, there were classic scares, twists, and unexpected turns. I’m sure many of us have watched our fair share of alien abduction films and can maybe theorize what may happen.
Horror has had a resurgence recently with OG horror franchises rebooting like crazy—Peele himself even assisted and participated in the reboot of The Twilight Zone series. Amidst all the old horror heads dusting off their shoulders, Peele has managed to make one corner of the horror genre his own—dystopian horror.
Nope will release in theaters on July 22.
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