Jordan Peele's new movie gets October 2026 release date

Jordan Peele's new movie will be released in October 2026 credit:Bang Showbiz
Jordan Peele's new movie will be released in October 2026 credit:Bang Showbiz

Jordan Peele's new movie for Universal sets October 23, 2026 release date.

Given the date is around the Halloween holiday (October 31), it suggests the 'Nope' filmmaker has another horror flick on the way, although the original release date was December 25, 2024.

Earlier this year, Peele teased that his next film could be his "favourite movie" if he makes it right.

The 'Get Out' director's fourth outing behind the camera was delayed by the Hollywood strikes but he couldn't wait to get started.

Speaking on the 'Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend' podcast earlier this year, he said: "This has been... obviously, it's been an interesting year because the writer's strike had had me in a state of listening, and that's where I need to be.

"I do feel like my next project is very clear to me, and I'm psyched that I have another film that, you know, could be my favourite movie if I make it right."

Peele has helmed the acclaimed horror films 'Get Out' and 'Us' and revealed that having a "grounded character" in his work is key to the success.

The 45-year-old director and producer said: "Just like the comedy, the heightening, the pushing, the fantastical and the imagination, that becomes a certain type of project and exercise, but the exercise of grounding it is always what makes it work. That to me, in horror especially, is the hardest part."

Peele also explained why he would rather direct original movies than join money-spinning franchises.

He said: "Nothing is more rewarding than being able to lead the charge on something that comes from somewhere deep and to get the support of a team on something like that.

"I feel like if I were working off of someone else's property, I would owe something to someone else. Besides that core piece of inspiration, it just doesn't seem as fun to me... When faced with my very favourite properties, it still doesn't beat the thing I haven't written yet or the thing I haven't figured out."