The poster for “Nope” features an ominous cloud with a string of flags, perhaps belonging to a kite. The cloud overlooks a small, lit up town, which is surrounded by greenery and mountains in the background.
For now, there aren’t many more details present, so the plot of the film remains a mystery, beyond speculation. The title “Nope” could suggest a hint of comedy with the horror, as has been the case in Peele’s previous work. Whatever threat our protagonists encounter, they might try to “nope” out of the situation instead of going toward it (as characters in horror films usually seem to frustratingly do). The only other concrete details the poster reveals are the three leads in the film, being Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Judas and the Black Messiah”), Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee,” “True Jackson, VP”) and Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” “Minari”). It’s a very strong cast selection, however, and we can’t wait to see what characters these artists become with the direction and writing of Jordan Peele.
Over on Twitter, fans are already lighting up with excitement. User @LegendOfZelden wrote, “It is incredible to see what Jordan Peele has done for horror like what he did for comedy except with even more impact as horror does not always get the love it deserves. Beyond hyped for Nope.”
Other users, such as @Jzechunoni, got busy speculating about what the poster might mean. “I’d think a killer cloud that somehow can manipulate dreams and consciousness of people. Something Twilight Zone-ish in tone.”
“Nope” will come exclusively to theaters exactly a year after this announcement, on July 22, 2022. “Candyman,” a horror film written by Peele and directed by Nia DaCosta, hits theaters August 27.