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Who is Jean Jacket in Jordan Peele’s Nope? UFO inspiration explained

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Nope** Jordan Peele’s Nope is turning a lot of heads and accumulating a lot of positivity from fans of the…

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**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Nope**

Jordan Peele’s Nope is turning a lot of heads and accumulating a lot of positivity from fans of the director’s work.

One aspect that is confusing some viewers is the character of Jean Jacket and we explain who Jean Jacket is and where the name came from.

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the science fiction horror comedy Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun, following residents of a remote town who witness strange happenings occurring in the sky that may be related to extraterrestrials.

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Who is Jean Jacket in Nope?

Jean Jacket is the name given to the monster in the sky that is terrorizing the protagonists of Nope.

The nickname was given to the alien by Emerald and named after a horse she was fond of as a child that ended up getting sold by her father.

Emerald’s brother OJ ended up sacrificing himself to the monster in order to lure it away and Emerald was subsequently chased by Jean Jacket in an ironic twist of fate.

The name Jean Jacket goes so hard, wtf. I’ll refer to NOPE’s “UFO” as that from now on since it’s a lot cooler than just calling it The UFO.— Somber Literary Productions (@SomberTheEgg) July 24, 2022

Jordan Peele’s UFO inspiration

Speaking to ABC News, Jordan Peele revealed that inspiration for Nope’s monster came from a few true stories, including one referring to the debunking of Navy pilots’ UFO encounter by the U.S. government:

“It made it very real, very much in the moment. It’s one of the reasons, I guess, I can proudly say this movie is based on a true story.”

In a round table interview with EW, Peele also stated that he believed in aliens – which was another source of inspiration for Nope – and discussed how he wanted to take a big risk with the movie:

 “All I know is that I need to start with a big risk. I need to start with something that I’m not supposed to do, something I don’t know if I can do yet. And then the project that comes from that is somewhat aspirational. With Get Out, it started with this notion of ‘I have to entertain, even if I have no money to do it.’ And so it has to be about the journey that I’m taking the audience on. That’s become what people expect from my movies, and so it’s been very important to preserve that sense of mystery.”

Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

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Nope reviews

Within its first week of release in the US, Nope has received positive reviews from cinema-goers, with many stating that Nope is their favorite Jordan Peele movie thus far.

Writer Erik Davis also told Twitter that Nope is “unlike any UFO movie you’ve seen” and claimed it was unique:

Jordan Peele’s #Nope is one of the best films I’ve watched this year! It’s frightening & ferocious, but also very funny & unlike any UFO movie you’ve ever seen. It is a wholly unique & VERY entertaining horror epic full of wild surprises & an unforgettable Keke Palmer performance pic.twitter.com/iua9HPt0RG— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 19, 2022

Nope was great. Definitely my fav @JordanPeele movie so far.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 25, 2022

By Jo Craig – jo.craig@grv.media

Nope is now showing in theaters in the US and will release on Friday, August 12, 2022, in the UK.
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