Everyone wants Get Out 2 now, but it wasn’t long ago that the idea Jordan Peele directing horror seemed ridiculous. As one half of the comedy duo Key & Peele (also the name of their hit Comedy Central show), Jordan Peele has made a name for himself in comedy. Sketch comedy seems to be his forte as he (as well as Keegan-Michael Key) also have ties to Fox’s Mad TV comedy show.
When Peele made his directorial debut with a script he penned himself, the final product of the movie Get Out became a hit no one expected. That script, by the way, brought Peele Best Picture and Best Director Oscar nominations as well as Best Original Screenplay, which he took home that award. With all that in the bank, there has to be a Get Out 2 on the way. Right? Here’s what we know.
GET OUT 2 PLANS IN 2018
2017’s Get Out was produced for a mere $4.5 million. Those numbers are hard to fathom in this day and age of the big-budget movie. What is even more astounding is that the movie generated a $255.5 million gross, making it an extremely profitable release. Based on those numbers alone, Get Out 2 just HAD to be in the works. Just ask Jason Blum, he of the horror production company Blumhouse, who produced Get Out.
Back in 2018, the horror mega-producer was asked by Variety if the success of Get Out prompted thought of a sequel. “If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele. I think he’s flirting with the idea,” was how Blum answered.
In fact, his response was probably based on what Peele had said months prior to Blum’s conversation with Variety. “I will definitely, seriously consider it. I love that universe and feel like there’s more story to tell. I don’t know what it is now, but there are some loose ends, if you know the movie,” said Peele to SlashFilm at the time. That was 2018.
GET OUT 2 PLANS IN 2020
Let’s fast forward to earlier this year when Blum was once again asked about the possibility of a Get Out 2. “That was wishful thinking,” he said to The Observer of his 2018 comments. “I think that was taken out of context. I think what I said and what I would still say is, I would love to make a Get Out sequel but we would only do it if Jordan wanted to do it and as far as I know, he has no intention of doing that.” Again, Blum could be referring to another comment made by Peele when he was asked why he turned down a Warner Bros.’ offer to lead a live-action remake of Akira.
To Peele, it was simply, “the real question for me is: Do I want to do pre-existing material, or do I want to do original content? At the end of the day, I want to do original stuff.” It was also back in 2017 that Peele made mention that he had “four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade.” The 2019 hit Us was the first of the four Peele has planned.
THE “WHAT IF” GAME
So, what if there is a Get Out 2? What could it even look like? We know the Armitage family would not be returning with Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) dispatching the husband and wife (played brilliantly by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener).
But what about Rose? That nice little twist that turned Allison Williams’ Rose into a psychopath her parents were proud of also lent her to being spared at the very end by boyfriend Chris. Did she survive the gunshot? If so, would she play a part? How about Chris’ friend, his TSA agent buddy played for chuckles by Lil Rey Howery. Would he have a role?
The story could focus around Chris again or would Peele might introduce others to the “Sunken Place” via another warped family taking over the Armitage mantle. With that in mind, just how big a part would Peele need play in the production? Would he come back as writer/director? Just one or the other? Would he only remain on as a producer? Or could Blumhouse be tempted to make Get Out 2 without him, since Peele doesn’t seem to want to be involved.
It seems there are many more questions than possible answers, especially given the fact that Peele seems to have other movies in mind. Blum looks to be fully on board if Peele ever decides to do Get Out 2.
What would you rather see? A one and done Get Out or perhaps another look into that world with Get Out 2? Some movies need a sequel, some movies stand well on their own. Jordan Peele seems to think Get Out 2 isn’t needed and that his original idea is complete on its own.