Nope was a huge success both critically and commercially when it was released in theaters this summer. Jordan Peele's third outing as a director continues his great streak of films as his latest flick tackled the theme of spectacle and exploitation. Now, it looks like the story is not yet over as Peele has hinted at a follow-up to the film.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Peele revealed that a sequel to Nope might be happening and, this time around, it will center on the character of "Nobody" (played by Michael Busch), who appeared briefly in the trailer, but didn't make it on the final cut of the film.
"The story of that character has yet to be told, I can tell you that," Peele teased. "Which is another frustrating way of saying, I’m glad people are paying attention. 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 also expressed his fascination with the "detective work" that the fans are doing surrounding the film and the uncredited character. "People are doing a lot of interesting detective work," he added.
So far, Universal Pictures has not given a green light to a sequel to Nope so this is still just an idea so far from Peele. Given that the film did well at the box office, there is a possibility that the studio will give Peele a go signal to do a follow-up film based on the idea that he stated in the interview.
If ever they decide to move forward with a sequel, it would be interesting to see if Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea will also appear since their respective characters survived the ordeal of the Jean Jacket.
Nope is available to watch on VOD platforms.