*Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for those who have not yet seen the movie Get Out*
Get Out was a notable horror in what was a bloody good year all round for high-quality cinematic scares.
Unlike many lesser efforts from the horror comedy genre, Get Out dared to offer more than bland jump scares and road-weary tropes; drawing focus to important social issues such as racial inequality.
Critics and audience members alike expressed admiration for 38-year-old director Jordan Peele’s deft storytelling and wit; hailing the frightfest as a modern classic.
A commercial mega hit, Get Out raked in $255 million worldwide, despite having only had a budget of $4.5 million.
And now it seems we could well be getting another deeply discomforting stay with the creepy Armitage family…
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Peele spoke about the potential for a sequel, revealing there is plenty more to the story:
I love that universe and feel like there is more story to tell. I don’t know what it is now, but there are some loose ends… you know the movie.
I would never want to do a sequel that just feels like for the sake of a sequel.
Check out Jordan Peele dropping some major hints in the following clip:
Peele has previously spoken about Get Out as being a very personal project, revealing to Variety how he had been emotionally affected by some of the darker themes:
I came about this project in a very mischievous away,
It was about being provocative and doing what you’re not supposed to do and scaring the sh*t out of people, but as I got farther into it, the reality of what it was really about hit me in several stages:
what happens to the victims of racial violence and the victims of a self-imposed psychological chamber.
It took Peele eight years to write the script, and so it is unlikely he will dash off a sequel just to keep fans happy; no matter how successful the first instalment was. The question is, what sort of direction would a potential new movie take?
Remind yourself why this terrifying take on Meet The Parents deserves every accolade and more below:
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Fans of the original hit are divided about taking on the risk of a sequel which, let’s face it, has a pair of stomping great boots to fill.
One person remarked, ‘normally, I would say a sequel is a bad idea but I have faith in JORDAN PEELE’S ability to come through one more time.’
However, another anguished person pleaded:
No please don’t. Leave this one alone. It will never have the success or accolades as the original!!!!!!! You trying to be @tylerperry or something?????
1) normally, I would say a sequel is a bad idea but I have faith in JORDAN PEELE'S ability to come through one more time.
2) "seriously considering?" who's he kidding? he's been sitting on a finished sequel script for at least a year.
— MrDoodyHead (@MrDoodyHead) February 6, 2018
— Roland Garza (@Rgarza70) February 6, 2018
Is it going to be called "And Stay Out!"?
— Starwolf Oakley (@starwolf_oakley) February 6, 2018
I love the way he hinted at the possibility of a seuqal by saying, "loose ends". ???
— Antonia H (@jonesvibe42) February 6, 2018
Haven’t seen it yet, but he’s a talented guy so why not?
— Ron Jones (@mrshark444) February 6, 2018
Do. Not. Do It!!!
— Patrick (@JediPierre) February 6, 2018
Sequels can be notoriously hazardous territory, but I for one trust Peele’s instincts.
If he can deliver a story which builds on the world the original created while still bringing something fresh and unique of its own, then I for one will be all for it.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.