It’s been a while since Jordan Peele has shocked the world with a movie like Get Out or Us, though he’s lent a hand on other films like director Nia DaCosta’s Candyman in the process. But for quite some time, there’s been a previously unnamed project lurking in the distance. Amassing one hell of a cast including a starring cast of Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun, everyone has been wondering what the name of that movie might eventually be. Brace yourselves folks, because we now have the first poster and the title for that new movie, and it’s a very simple title: Nope.
Displayed boldly on a dark and foreboding poster, Nope accompanies an equally simple image. With a dark storm cloud floating towards a well-lit town, there’s no further indication of what will befall the people on the poster. But if it's anything like Jordan Peele's previous films, it's going to take a mysterious premise and twist it into something quite nightmarish. Try to figure out the mystery of Nope for yourself, courtesy of the poster below, which made its debut on Jordan Peele's Instagram.
There are a lot of questions that Nope already inspires the audience to ask, and all we’re seeing is an image that could very easily teeter into the realm of the ridiculous. A dark storm cloud, making its way to civilization, with a string of bunting you’d find at a used car lot is all we have to go by, along with the one word title that Jordan Peele has chosen. Could this be a lightning fueled disaster movie? Is this cloud going to eat people? Is civilization the cloud, and the town is society at large being destroyed by modern progress?
Answers are in short supply at the moment, but that’s part of what makes awaiting a film like Nope all the more fun. Who can forget the moment Us dropped the creepy and cryptic image of Lupita Nyong'o’s doppelganger, staring out from behind a mask? Part of the anticipation for a movie like Nope is the Jordan Peele brand, as well as the cast of actors he assembles to help tell such stories.
Nope marks a big reunion for Peele and his Get Out star/Academy Award winner Daniel Kaluuya, as well as adding in the likes of Euphoria’s Barbie Ferreira and Doom Patrol’s Brandon Perea. So while there’s no telling where this horror tale may be headed, we at least know there’s an impressive cast that will be put through the wringer. As we’ve seen in the past, if there’s anyone you can trust with a simple title and a stellar cast, Jordan Peele is certainly someone you can put on that list.
Nope will hit theaters on July 22, 2022; so our presently cloudy outlook on the film’s overall picture only serves to become clearer as time marches on. Though now we're thinking that there could be an outside chance that a teaser trailer will be attached with Old, which opens in theaters with early showings tonight. However, 2021’s release schedule is in full view, awaiting the enterprising moviegoer to discover its secrets.