Jordan Peele Discusses His Next Ideas, But They Won’t Come From His Old Tweets

Jordan Peele’s run of success has continued this summer with Nope, with the film having crossed $100 million at the box office. While there are plenty of movies that have crossed this milestone, it is worth noting that this makes Peele one of the few directors to have all of his first three features break the domestic $100 million mark, which for a horror director creating original movies that have no links to existing IPs, that is quite an achievement. It looks like he has ideas for where he is heading next.

Peele recently discussed Nope and his career so far with Empire, and during the chat he touched on other ideas and whether he believed that any of them could be linked back to some of his old tweets, which Nope has become known for. He said:


“I doubt it. I don’t know what’s next, there are a few ideas percolating. I need to kind of sink into the world a bit and allow the world to sort of tell me which one is the next one. So that’s what my next couple of months will be spent doing…Sitting, watching, waiting, looking at my coffee. If you watch good films you’ll get inspired, even if it has nothing to do with anything you want to do. That will work for me. Sometimes the inspiration comes instantly, and sometimes it comes in a long time. I do need to do some watching and listening, can’t just be always expressing yourself. You’ve got to listen.”

Jordan Peele Has Cemented His Place In Hollywood


Having already been compared to the likes of John Carpenter by some – a comparison Peele himself shut down after revealing he doesn’t believe he has earned that kind of accolade just yet – Jordan Peele can currently do no wrong. Although his recent movies have not quite been rated as high as his debut, Get Out, they have all received a solid fresh rating and done well at the box office.

Peele previously commented that he had four “social thrillers” that he wanted to make in the next decade. Based on that, Nope would be second of the four, meaning that the writer-director has another two to offer. He said:

“The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”

Peele signed a five year deal with Universal in 2019 to both produce and direct a number for movies. So far this has included Nope, last year’s Candyman, the upcoming Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul and a remake of The People Under The Stairs, which he will produce. With this and his own next directorial features to consider, Peele is certainly in a good place right now and that can only mean good things for his fans.