Popular Us Fan Theory Debunked by Director Jordan Peele

Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s new nightmare Us just hit Blu-ray yesterday, and today we have word that Peele has taken the time to disprove a solid fan theory out there. But before we get into the specifics, let it be known, that if you haven’t yet had the chance to sit down and check out Peele’s new horror movie, now might be the best time for you to turn away and find something else to do.

Needless to say from here on out, this article contains a few SPOILERS. Now that spat and out of the way, the fan theory that Peele just debunked is one that says Evan Alex’s character, Jason might be a Tethered himself. Jordan Peele says this about the fan theory.

“I have this kinda concept of Jason that he can sorta see through the veil. You can see these moments where he’s observing his mother, and he’s meant to be a little step ahead of us, the most clever of us that’s sorta figuring out there’s something more to Adelaide’s story than we see.”

He continues to say this.

“I always thought of the family in terms of a certain archetypal foursome. Adelaide is the leader, the captain. Zora is the warrior. She acts before she thinks, and she kicks ass. Gabe is the fool, even though on the surface, he looks like he might be the leader or the warrior. And Jason is the wizard. He’s the magician.”

And so there you have it, straight from the mouth of Peele himself, Evan Alex’s character, Jason is NOT one of the Tethered. He’s just, you know, really bright. Good to know. Anyhow since we’re here, we also have a fun new trailer mash that combines Jordan Peele’s Get Out and his most recent feature Us. It’s a fun watch, and I highly suggest you check it out.

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The above mentioned Evan Alex was joined in the cast of Jordan Peele’s Us by Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson / Red, Winston Duke as Gabriel “Gabe” Wilson / Abraham, and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Zora Wilson / Umbrae. Elisabeth Moss joined them as Kitty Tyler / Dahlia, along with Tim Heidecker as Josh Tyler / Tex, Madison Curry as Young Adelaide/Red, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Russel Thomas / Weyland, Anna Diop as Rayne Thomas / Eartha, Cali Sheldon as Becca Tyler / Io, and Noelle Sheldon as Lindsey Tyler / Nix. Duke Nicholson rounded out the cast as Danny / Tony, Kara Hayward as Nancy / Syd, Nathan Harrington as Glen / Jack, and Dustin Ybarra as Troy / Brand.

Jordan Peele directed Us from an original screenplay he penned himself. Peele also produced the new horror movie along with Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick, and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. The film features music by Michael Abels, cinematography by Mike Gioulakis, and editing by Nicholas Monsour. Monkeypaw Productions and Perfect World Pictures were the production companies behind the film which Universal Pictures unleashed into a theater near you back on March 22, 2019. The $20 million fright flick scored a whopping $254.6 million worldwide all said and done. This story comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.