Jordan Peele’s Nope took audiences by storm when it hit theaters earlier this summer. Full of unexpected plot twists and rich thematic elements, many fans are still trying to dissect and figure out the details of the film a month after its release. One such mystery, which has become a fixation of many online theorists, is the true identity of Michael Busch’s “Nobody.” The unnamed character appears in the movie’s trailers, shown walking calmly in the opposite direction of the panicking crowd, but does not appear in Nope’s final cut. “Nobody,” the character’s moniker, comes from the actor’s IMDb listing.
In a new interview with Variety, Peele explains that there’s still plenty of story to tell regarding Busch’s Nobody. The writer and director suggests there will be some answers provided in the future.
The story of that character has yet to be told, I can tell you that. Which is another frustrating way of saying, I’m glad people are paying attention. I do think they will get more answers on some of these things in the future. We’re not over telling all of these stories.Jordan Peele
Peele has not yet announced what his next film will be, but this quote makes it sound like a sequel to Nope could be in the cards. The end of the film may wrap up nicely, but there are still plenty of questions that could be answered within the world it established. At the very least, it sounds like Peele could have plans for something set in the same universe – like a spin-off or epilogue. Other popular directors, namely Quentin Tarantino, have made similar moves in the past, crafting entirely separate stories that still manage to reference each other whenever possible. Maybe when Peele unveils his fourth opus, it will continue his trend of succinct titles and use a familiar name – Nobody.
Nope is now playing in theaters. It’s also now available to rent through On Demand.