Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele is going to have fans waiting and waiting and waiting before getting a chance to see his third horror movie – following Get Out and Us – hit the big screen. New buzz reveals the release date is nearly two years away.
Jordan Peele’s Next Horror Movie
According to reports, Peele’s untitled flick is slated to hit theaters in summer 2020. Despite the date getting locked in, there’s no telling what approach or title Jordan is leaning toward.
Universal Pictures announced Monday that its untitled event film set for theatrical release July 22, 2022, will be a horror movie from the Get Out and Us director. The studio declined to state Peele’s precise role on the new film, though as The Hollywood Reporter points out, the project is one of two films mentioned as part of his overall deal with Universal. A 2019 announcement about the deal stated that he would be producing, directing, and writing both projects. No further details about the new movie, including plot or casting details, are available at this time. (Entertainment Weekly)
Peele’s Box Office Success
The wait for Jordan’s big screen scream adventure might be worth the wait. The former “Key & Peele” star has enjoyed serious box office success with his previous two films.
The movie will be the follow-up project to Peele’s Us, which took in $255 million at the global box office. It was preceded by Get Out, Peele’s feature debut, which became a massive success, grossing $176 million at the North American box office on a $5 million budget. Other features set for a July 2022 release include Captain Marvel 2 and the next Indiana Jones installment. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The Candyman Delay
Jordan’s long-awaited Candyman remake is currently on deck following multiple setbacks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Peele is a producer for the horror flick and fans are looking forward to its summer 2021 premiere.
Jordan Peele’s Black Lives Matter Support
In June 2020, Peele came forward to publicly announce his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Jordan issued a statement and revealed which organizations he specifically stood for.