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One horror icon pokes fun at another after Mike Flanagan spots a suspicious solitary cloud

May we please get a Mike Flanagan collab with this fellow cloud enthusiast?


Midnight Mass director Mike Flanagan is giving a nod to another iconic horror director, Jordan Peele, after spotting a suspiciously stoic cloud — the same kind that served as a piece of camouflage for the UFO antagonist in Peele’s Nope.

“I see you @JordanPeele,” Flanagan wrote in a post on Twitter while sharing a couple of photos of the strangely solitary formation.

Few people outside Peele and Flanagan can utilize their name alone to market a horror film, but those two, in particular, are among the best directors working in the genre who can boast such a feat. As such, it’s an absolute delight seeing one director give a respectful nod to another, making us wish the two would perhaps collaborate one day.

A Peele-and-Fanagan co-production was evidently an idea one fan was begging the directors to make happen.

“Please please please collaborate on a project, please? 🥺,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user shared a picture of a similar cloud from a decade prior. Should it turn out to be the very same cluster of aerial water condensation Flanagan spotted, I think we have official confirmation Nope was a documentary, not a work of fiction.

Recently, Peele has hinted that a sequel to Nope might happen one day, since the original film featured characters whose stories we’ve yet to fully explore. Sadly, Flanagan’s prospects for a prequel to The Shining have, by contrast, fallen through due to the box office disappointment of the excellent Doctor Sleep. Maybe if Peele and Flanagan teamed up, their powers combined could convince Warner Bros. Discovery to make a The Shining prequel show on a streaming platform somewhere about Scatman Crothers’ Dick Hallorann, Lord willing.

Danny Peterson
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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'