Jordan Peele Throws That Popular ‘Us’ Fan Theory About Jason For a Loop

IndieWire | 6/20/2019 | Staff
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On top of critical acclaim and strong box office, Jordan Peele’s “Us” also inspired countless fan theories about the story’s secret meanings and ambiguous plot threads. One of the most popular theories that emerged following the film’s March release involved young Jason (Evan Alex), who some fans believed was a Tethered all along just like his mother Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o).

Jason and Adelaide share a telling glance in the film’s final moments that fueled speculation Jason and his doppelgänger, Pluto, switched places prior to the events of the film. The switch theory had many believing Jason was aware of Adelaide’s true identity the whole time. Unfortunately, this idea will have to remain wish fulfillment for now as Peele somewhat debunks the theory while providing commentary on the “Us” Blu-ray.

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“I always thought of the family in terms of a certain archetypal foursome,” Peele explains. “Adelaide is the leader, the captain. Zora is the warrior. She acts before she thinks and she kicks ****. 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.”

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