Everyone is ranting about just how good Jordan Peele’s horror movie Get Out is, and for good reason. The hit thriller confronts racism in a horror film setting, creating a cult classic in the process. But, what if we told you that Peele scrapped his much darker Get Out ending out for the heroic one we all know and love?
Spoiler alert! Stop at this GIF of a dog smacking the bejeezus out of someone if you don’t want Get Out spoiled!
Ok, so as you may know, the film ends with Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) totally offing his white, kidnapping girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) family. And brilliantly getting away with it. However, this wasn’t always the plan.
According to Jordan Peele, he had a totally different ending in mind for the film.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Peele discussed having an alternative ending in the start. But, decided to give the film a much needed heroic ending, instead.
To sum it all up, seeing Rod step out of the (TSA) cop car was something that viewers needed. It’s a bit of break from what would’ve happened in reality. After all, remember, the film ends with a black man potentially having murdered an entire white family (of evil people who were trying to kill him)! Even in “a more woke America,” as Peele says, in real life, the danger might just be getting started for Chris. It makes total sense that Peele thought poor Chris, after all that, needed a clear win.
Get Out is currently in theaters, and is a total must-see!