MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Get Out had another alternate ending before the one they filmed and scratched for the ending that they ultimately used in the film.
SPOILER WARNING FOR GET OUT!
Okay, everyone who has seen Get Out knows that the ending is one of the more memorable endings in recent memory. The protagonist of the film, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), discovered that his girlfriend, Rose (Alison Williams), and her family plan to wipe out his mind and replace his brain with the brain of an elderly rich white man. Chris found a way to break free and he ended up killing off the rest of her family except for Rose and her grandparents (who have possessed two younger black people who had worked for the family). His girlfriend tried to kill him, but Chris manages to temporarily free the man who was possessed by Rose's grandfather. The temporarily freed man then shot Rose and himself. Chris began to choke Rose to finish her off but decided not to stoop to her level. Just then, they are interrupted by sirens and police lights. Rose smiled as she believed that the police will blame Chris. Chris began to raise his hands as he also expected to be arrested. However, the lights are actually from the office car of Chris' friend, Rod (Lil Rel Howery), who works as a TSA Agent, and was looking for his missing friend. After the audience had expected the worst, their expectations were averted.
Now, most fans of Get Out know that writer/director Jordan Peele originally filmed a much darker ending that involved the "expected" ending, with Chris being arrested. Even there, the ending had some upside, as while Chris was looking at life in prison, he at least succeeded in stopping the operation that Rose's family was running, so he was at least a little bit happy by that aspect of things.
You can watch the alternate ending here...
However, what it turns out is that Jordan Peele had ANOTHER ending in mind before they filmed the original scrapped ending. This one didn't even make it to film, but as Peele recalled to Stephen Galloway from the Hollywood Reporter, it would be a total downer ending:
There was a while where it was more of a gated community environment. And we sort of get to Chris' breaking out, and but right before he breaks out, he meets some sort of final test that we don't know how it ends. We cut to Rod a couple months later breaking into the gated community, going down the sort of main street of it and seeing Chris just looking into the reflection of a window. And he comes, he goes, "Chris, I've been looking for you, you know, all over. You got, are you OK?" Whatever. And Chris turns to him, and goes, "I assure you I don't know who you're talking about."
Daaaang. That would have been ROUGH, right?
The legend is...
Thanks to Stephen Galloway and Jordan Peele for the information!
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