Following the success of 2017’s Get Out, director Jordan Peele has been discussing the possibility of a sequel to his hit horror comedy. Whilst Peele remains non-committal at this point his rhetoric suggests that he is open to the possibility, which should be exciting for fans of one of this year’s most entertaining horror flicks.
In an interview with Deadline, Peele explained that he isn’t looking to force a sequel to his horror breakthrough, but that if he can think of a way to satisfy fans of Get Out with a follow-up then he would welcome the opportunity:
“I haven’t decided anything yet and I am allowing the creative part to bubble up, and not force it… I’m open to figuring out what it is… I also don’t want to let down the original and its fans. I simply would not do something like that for cash”.
Oftentimes, sequels to successful horror films are a given due to the financial benefits of revisiting popular characters and concepts, so it’s refreshing to hear that Peele would only consider this type of move if he feels that he can do the original justice.
Exactly what kind of film a sequel to Get Out would be is anyone’s guess at this point – after all, Peele has recently submitted the film to the Golden Globes as a comedy rather than a horror – but it’s an interesting prospect.
Would Get Out 2 revisit Chris and the Armitage family? Would it take place immediately after the events of the first film or would it be a separate entity with similar themes and ideas? These are the types of questions which Peele himself likely needs to answer before making a decision on a sequel, but in the meantime it’s intriguing to mull over the different directions that the film could take.
For now, the suggestion that Peele is considering making a second horror film is something that, as fans, we can all get behind and imagine with justified optimism.