Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun featured in Nope teaser

NOPE movie teaser one sheet - Courtesy of Universal Pictures
NOPE movie teaser one sheet - Courtesy of Universal Pictures /

The Walking Dead world hasn’t seen Steven Yeun on an episode of the series since the season 7 premiere. His brutal death will never be forgotten, but since he departed from the series, he has starred in several memorable roles. Next, fans of Yeun’s can see him in Jordan Peele’s latest film, Nope. 

The next film produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Nope, is a sci-fi horror that he wrote and directed that will release in theaters on July 22, 2022. Peele is well known for his other horror features, Get Out and Us, both fantastic films.

Social media is alive with promos and teasers for this movie that stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, Barbie Ferreira, Donna Mills, Jennifer Lafleur, Andrew Patrick Ralston, Terry Notary, Sophia Coto, Wrenn Schmidt and the iconic Keith David.

The movie follows California ranchers James and Jill Haywood (Kaluuya and Palmer) and other residents of an isolated town who experience strange occurrences believed to be caused by a UFO. Yeun portrays a character named Ricky “Jupe” Park.

The most recent teaser (below) reveals more of what viewers can expect from this film. Be sure to check out this thread of character clips. 

Steven Yeun – other roles

Fans of Yeun have enjoyed his roles in ins recent projects, including the A24 production Minari, for which he made Oscar history by being the first-ever Asian-American to be nominated for an Oscar in the Lead Actor category.

He is currently gearing up for season 2 of Amazon’s Invincible series, where he voices Mark Grayson/Invincible. This adult animated superhero series is based on a comic by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and follows Grayson, the son of Omni-Man (JK Simmons) who in season 1 learned to adapt to his new superpowers.

A new Netflix and A24 series, Beef, will see Yeun co-lead with Ali Wong. The first season will consist of 10 episodes, but little is known about the plot other than that Yeun and  Wong’s characters allow a road rage incident to consume them. Additional cast includes  Young Mazino, Joseph Lee, David Choe, Patti Yasutake with Ashley Park, Justin H. Min, Maria Bello, Andrew Santino, Mia Serafino, newcomer Remy Holt, and rapper Rekstizzy, all guest starring.

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