Jordan Peele is teasing the possibility of a Nope sequel. The news coming on the heel’s of the film’s success at the box office in July. Nope has made over $149 million worldwide on its $68 million budget.
But it wasn’t the film’s success that is spurring news of a sequel, it’s the detective work from from the fans. Fans discovered that IMDb had listed Michael Busch as uncredited character, Nobody. And while the actor was in the first trailer for the film, he was ultimately cut from the movie.
Peele, 43, isn’t giving much away about a potential follow up. However, he does confirm that there is more story to be told.
“People are doing a lot of interesting detective work, is what’s going on.” Peele tells the New York Times.
“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.” Peele continues to tease.
In the Nope trailer, featured above, Busch’s character could be seen smiling calmly walking across what seemed to be a movie lot. And everyone else charging in the opposite direction – presumably away from Gordy the Chimp’s attack.
“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.” Peele adds.
What’s Next for Jordan Peele?
So what’s next for Jordan Peele? He’s got a few ideas for his next project.
“I don’t know what’s next, there are a few ideas percolating. I need to kind of sink into the world a little bit and allow the world to sort of tell me which one is the next one.” Peele reveals.
“So that’s what my next couple of months will be spent doing… Sitting, watching, waiting, looking at my coffee. If you watch good films you’ll get inspired, even if it has nothing to do with anything you want to do.” Peele adds.
Meanwhile, fans of Peele can look forward to his next project, Wendell & Wild, where he’ll voice Wild. He also has an animated horror film in post-production, Abruptio, where he’ll voice the character of Danny.
While Peele doesn’t have any additional projects in the works that he’ll be directing at the moment, he will be producing a number of upcoming projects that are still in early development. This films will include the comedy-horror The People Under the Stairs, the comedy Substitute Teacher, and the drama-horror Sinkhole.
We’ll keep you posted on Jordan Peele’s upcoming projects, as well as the potential for a Nope sequel as more news surfaces!