Get Out was my favorite film of 2017 that didn’t involve a child-eating clown. The only reason the film wasn’t number one on my list is because I’m a 90’s baby riddled with nostalgia tumors that only Andy Muschietti’s IT could cure. That being said, I feel like Get Out was the best, most important film of the year. It was a masterful thriller that forced some to evaluate their own thoughts and behaviors without conscientiousness or division. The film was a singularity in its impact and in its ability to spark conversations that need to be had in today’s world. How can anyone re-capture that lightning in a bottle to make a sequel? Is a sequel even necessary? In an interview with Deadline, Jordan Peele discussed both the success of Get Out and the possibility for a sequel.
In the piece, written by Mike Fleming, JR., Peele takes a safe and responsible approach when asked about the possibility of a sequel. He told the site:
I haven’t decided anything yet and I am allowing the creative part to bubble up, and not force it. I know if a follow-up is meant to happen, it will. I’m open to figuring out what it is. But I also don’t want to let down the original and its fans. I simply would not do something like that for the cash.
What else can a fan of the original film ask of its creator? He is open to the idea, but it has to come from the right creative space. There is obvious appeal to striking while the iron is hot, but would that really be a benefit to the film and its fans? Personally, I feel like Chris‘ story has run its course. The ideas and the commentary behind the film, however, have not. We need more films like Get Out to open up lines of dialogue regarding race relations in our society. After seeing Get Out, I believe in Jordan Peele’s ability to create more stories like Chris and the Armitage’s that will push the boundaries of what race in film looks like and make us just uncomfortable enough to try to do better.
Jon and Kim both really liked Get Out and spoke about it in an awesome Drive Home From the Drive-In episode that you can find HERE. Let us know what you think about the possibility of a Get Out sequel. If you think it’s a good idea, where do you think they should take the story? Join our Facebook Group and let us know!