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The Best Reactions To The Shocking Trailer For Jordan Peele’s New Film ‘Us’

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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:

Jordan Peele : so picture this you're at home with your family and someone breaks in and tries to kill you

other screenwriters: i mean i think it's been done bef-

Jordan Peele : pic.twitter.com/q6kEn4asAD

— Rimna H. (@CustardRhymes) December 25, 2018

My family and I are already cooking up #Us theories. My dad and sister suggested the boy might be a link between the families. I corroborated this with the fact that the Dopple-boy has his mouth sealed (speak no evil?), and the real boy was the first to find one of Them. pic.twitter.com/OWLFdvuBb5

— chuck🧘🏾‍♂️🙇🏾‍♂️🐘 (@justhewinley) December 25, 2018

Here's my guess for #UsMovie's plot: mom's estranged twin sister experimented with cloning to try to replicate/steal what she sees as her twin's "perfect life". Clones are "tethered" to originals via a twin connection type effect.

🦊Foxy🎁Boxing👊Day🎄 (@alexandraerin) December 25, 2018

LOOK AT THIS SHOT IM SCREAMING #UsMovie 😫😫😫 pic.twitter.com/8VZPihp36I

— Erica J. (@TheNYCFilmChick) December 25, 2018

I want to throw this theory out there now: Lupita being off-beat when she was trying to get the son on beat is probably on purpose. I bet you it’s going to be a significant plot detail/twist….favorite this.

— Purple…Reign (@LaReignStorm) December 25, 2018

So I’m calling the movie now
Lupita used to drive reckless and got into a fiery car accident. Killed the little girl was was the twin of the little boy. That’s why she isn’t driving in the trailer. Also why her doppelgänger has scorched eyebrows and explains burnt boy

— Cameron Mitchell (@CollectiveMindP) December 25, 2018

Jordan after dropping a horror movie trailer at 6a on Christmas Day #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/bzNY8yguHC

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 25, 2018

Me, bumpin’ to “I Got 5 On It” cuz it still slaps but also waiting for my evil twin to come kill me: #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/awE51NyW3M

— J A Z M I N ✨🇱🇨 (@_queenLEO) December 26, 2018

We're gonna found out in Us that the family tryna kill the main characters are the actual heroes and the people we're watching are the villains.

— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) December 25, 2018

Me after watching the trailer #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/VLhLfkoVIq

— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) December 25, 2018

Imma just go on record and say this is the first time in a while (or ever) since I’ve seen a Black Family in a movie and the entire family is dark skin. It may seem insignificant but it matters. #UsMovie #WatchYourself

— J.B. (@Glohanx2) December 25, 2018

I Got 5 on It is a song about going half on something to get a whole something so maybe the evil family is like the embodiment of the worst aspects of the good family being materialized or some shit like that. The weed be letting you know…….evil lurks

— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) December 25, 2018

My #UsMovie theory: there’s a 5th family member who died that will be the most elusive/hardest to kill until the mother confronts the loss. Hence, I’ve got 5 On It.

— Señorita (@ScarletEstelle) December 25, 2018

Jordan Peele is making original horror movies.
No remakes or reboots.
This is soooo dope he’s making movies from his own vision. Bc it seems not many can do that anymore in the film industry. #UsMovie

— Fiona Goode (@MXV3RICK) December 25, 2018

The doppelgängers are the physical manifestation of having to supress their real selves in the workplace, school, etc.

Suppressing anger over all of the microaggressions in day-to-day life took the form of their clones #UsMovie

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 25, 2018

Not sure if the WW crossing his path has anything to do with his journey to the place that says "Find Yourself" but mark my words, this is about to be a journey of self "reflection" #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/jQQrx9qqVb

— blasianFMA (@blasianFMA) December 25, 2018

Also, if #UsMovie #usmis about mental health, then the white rabbit might come into play. In dreams it symbolizes sexual fertility, and prosperity/ luck. Idk why but I thought to mention that on the topic of minds and dreams.

— XDirty DanX (@IsaiahChespin) December 21, 2018

About those white rabbits… #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/0Er5iv4f1z

— Rob Polenska (@RobAKARon) December 25, 2018

observations from the #USMovie trailer

– Black dude bought a boat.
– Mom couldn’t snap on Rhythm to “I Got 5 On It”
– Family on vacation with no black friends

Movie sub line is “your biggest enemy is yourself”

Think about how to “fit in” the black family lost themselves

— DreSmithJr (@DreSmithJr) December 25, 2018

Here’s my theory and thread about #UsMovie! This movie will references themes of duality, double consciousness, and identity, etc. pic.twitter.com/jQ440Ouufa

— KB (@Living_My_Fame) December 25, 2018

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.

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