Jordan Peele’s Fourth Movie in the Works, Set for Christmas 2024 Release
Jordan Peele’s next film is coming to the big screen in time for Christmas… of 2024.
Universal Pictures, which released the filmmaker’s prior features “Get Out,” “Us” and “Nope,” added an “Untitled Fourth Film Directed by Jordan Peele” to its release calendar. It’s set to open in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2024.
On its current date, Peele’s upcoming project will premiere one week after James Cameron’s “Avatar 3” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 3,” which will both debut on Dec. 20, 2024. Universal’s big-screen adaptation of the “Wicked” musical was previously slated to land on the same weekend, but the studio recently pushed up its release date to Thanksgiving.
Gutsy move considering it's going up against Sonic 3 (hot off Sonic 2, which outgrossed its predecessor by over $100m and will be introducing another popular character in Shadow) and Avatar 3 (sequel to 2 of the highest-grossing movies of all time, one being the highest).
It's a double-edged sword of a move in that this'll give people more options for the Christmas holiday (people who want to watch a horror/psychological thriller with their wife/SO and/or older kids can now do so), but it'll also cut into its box office.
Then again, Bumblebee and Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse did decent going up against the $1.1b-grossing Aquaman during the Christmas 2018 holiday season, so maybe I'm reading too much into it.