On Christmas morning, Jordan Peele — formerly the thicccer of Key & Peele & now acclaimed-director — dropped the first trailer for his new movie Us, which truly looks far scarier than Get Out.
Prior to the release of the trailer, not much was known about Us other than that it starred Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss, and was being billed as “a new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele.”
Well, fans didn’t have to wait until 2019 for answers about Us, as Peele went ahead and dropped the first thrilling look on Christmas morning.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Peele said that “the main idea that went into writing this film is that we’re our own worst enemy, and that idea created this monster, The Tethered.” Additionally, Peele said that he “wanted to forge this new mythology that explored our duality and the duality of the characters.”
And despite that fact that the trailer was dropped during prime Christmas-present-unwrapping-hour, reactions poured in from all corners of the internet, ranging from hilarious GIF reactions to legitimate plot predictions:
Here is the official synopsis for Us:
“Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their children to their beach house, hoping to spend time with friends. Their serenity soon turns to tension and chaos when a group of “visitors” arrive uninvited.”
However, given what we saw in Get Out, predictions about Us are likely futile, as you know Peele is sure to have a twist or six up his sleeve.
Us which is directed by Jordan Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop, will be released by Universal Pictures on March 15, 2019.