If you have not yet experienced Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out,’ you need to go to the theaters and see it immediately. If you have seen the film, you might be interested to learn that ‘Get Out’ could have had a much different, and much darker ending. Speaking recently with Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast, Mr. Peele stated that the ending was almost a bleaker one, one in which Daniel escapes and is arrested due to people he killed in self-defense.
He stated that: “He gets locked up and taken away for slaughtering an entire family of white people, and you know he is never getting out, if he doesn’t get shot there on the spot.” He also went on to add that “In the beginning, when I was first making this movie the idea was, ‘Okay, we’re in this post-racial world, apparently.’ That was the whole idea. People were saying, like, ‘We’ve got Obama so racism is over, let’s not talk about it.’ It’s a wrap. That’s what the movie was meant to address. These are all clues, if you don’t already know, that racism isn’t over… So the ending in that era was meant to say, ‘Look, you think race isn’t an issue?,’ Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here.” He added “It was very clear that the ending needed to transform into something that gives us a hero, that gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up.” Stay tuned for much more movie and entertainment news coming soon!
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