Coming from both the same genre and the same director, it was pretty inevitable that there’d be some visible parallels between Get Out and Us, and now that the twisted first trailer for the latter has dropped, the fans have been sent into speculation mode.
Specifically, many followers of Jordan Peele’s output are now wondering if his two feature films occupy the same reality, and seeing how just about every major movie needs to be slot into a cinematic universe these days, you can hardly blame them for giving the idea some consideration. So while any noticeable parallels between Get Out and Us could well just be a matter of Peele letting his distinct personality come through in his work, surely there’s no harm in letting these Twitter users spin their theories and fan fictions until the new movie confirms otherwise:
"I've put some Easter Eggs in there and I'll probably continue to weave in the universe in my next movie."
Looking back at my interview with @JordanPeele for GET OUT.
Are US and GET OUT in same universe? I've watched the US trailer 7 times looking for clues. Incredible trailer. pic.twitter.com/pafl0cKwYB
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) December 26, 2018
Just wondering if Us is set in the same universe as Get Out. Thanks Marvel, I'm looking for continuality in everything now.
— Scranton Strangler (@MarcMerlot) December 26, 2018
Why do I have a feeling that Get Out & Us exist in the same universe. Like there’s there’s this entire universe of just messed up events taking place.
— イサベラIzzie-Pez (@PradaNeo) December 26, 2018
There are some wild theories for Jordan Peele's new movie Us. The best one I read was that its low key a sequel to Get Out & that the family is actually white people in their new bodies and the family coming to get them is the original family escaped from the sunken place. WHAT. pic.twitter.com/sZ2PCIBtQ7
— △⃒⃘ (@ItsPaoloni) December 26, 2018
Opening scene of ‘Get Out’ plays a song called ‘Run Rabbit Run’. The trailer for ‘Us’ features rabbits prominently. Shared universe? pic.twitter.com/QJrNTcJFC3
— Bryan Smith (@BSmith4Prez) December 25, 2018
“Us”, “Get Out”, and that one clown torture skit from Key and Peele are all in the same universe.
— Add your name (@CatBatPat) December 26, 2018
By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the shared imagery between “Get Out” and “Us”…..something about that long road to terror pic.twitter.com/6WoDEMyRiG
— KB (@TheKevinTheory) December 25, 2018
What if Chris Washington from Get Out arrives to save the family in #UsMovie?
— iceberg21 (@iceberg171) December 25, 2018
Why does everyone care so much about whether or not Get Out and “Us” are in the same ‘cinematic universe’? Ofc “Us” is gonna have references to Get Out, they’re both made by Jordan Peele but not everything has to be interconnected ffs
— Johnny B. Goode (@GoodfellasPizza) December 27, 2018
While you can definitely see some overlap in style and mood between Peele’s two movies, the filmmaker himself has recently clarified a few ways in which his next picture diverges from his last.
Earlier this month, for example, Peele explicitly stated that “unlike Get Out, Us is not about race. It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.” What’s more, the director has mentioned that Us is grounded “more firmly in the horror genre,” while still exhibiting his love of movies that are “twisted but fun.”
Of course, another way in which Us differs from Get Out is the high expectations it has to face following on from Peele’s Oscar-winning directorial debut. And we’ll find out if his sophomore effort can live up to the hype when the film hits theaters on March 15th, 2019.