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
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
— Riverbank Romeo🌉 (@_winley_) 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.
— Alexandra Erin (@AlexandraErin) December 25, 2018
— Erica Jordan (@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.
— Inamorata 💋 (@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
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 25, 2018
— Jàz ✨ (@_queenLEO) December 26, 2018
— 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
— JJ Kurosaki (@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
— Scarlet Bitch (@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
— 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
— Arthur Fleck (@DreSmithJr) December 25, 2018
— Klay (@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.