Jordan Peele hints at ‘Nope’ Extended Cut

Few films of 2022 have stuck with people they like Jordan Peele‘s Nix, a truly unsettling vision of horror and tension that unfolds slowly, like an alien systematically devouring the contents of its massive stomach. People continue to debate the film’s themes and twists, as well as some of the finer details of the plot, which Peele purposefully left ambiguous.

Nix seems like the kind of film that would benefit from—or at least the kind of film that fans would be interested in—an extended or director’s cut. So far no such thing has been announced, but there have been some rumors out there about one. Peele himself was asked about those rumors Collider and he refused to shoot them down. He said

I can neither confirm nor deny anything like that. It’s like, ‘Oh, s—.’ There’s been a lot of backlash about people kind of finding things in the trailer that aren’t in the actual movie. I can say, I think people will see more in the future. That’s about all I can really say. I am hopeful.

Well, it’s not an outright yes, but it’s certainly not a no either.

And if he wasn’t making some sort of longer version of the movie, why wouldn’t he just say so? Especially since Peele is doing interviews right now to hype Nix‘s home video release. The only reason I can think of not to say “Yes! We do!” If you’re actually doing an extended cut, it’s because you have a Blu-ray of the non-extended cut coming out next month and you want people to buy it first. If you tell people that a longer (and possibly better) version of the movie is coming out right now, you’re kind of shooting yourself in the foot.

Nix available for purchase on Digital HD now; it will be available on Blu-ray on October 25th.

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