It is a question in most movie wherein the answer is "we wait". I'm sure you have heard or encountered this phrase being asked by the actor or some supporting actor to someone else especially in movies wherein the main characters are planning on something big... whether an escape, a rescue or whatever.
dude 1: what now?

dude 2: we wait.
by slyde January 11, 2012
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Asked in a situation where you reach a point of no return or you have surpassed a dangerous obstacle and have survived the ordeal. 'What now' is also used as in,'where does this leave us', in terms of re-questioning your relationship status with someone.
Butch: What now?
Marsellus: What now? Well, let me tell you what now. I'm gonna call a coupla pipe-hitting' niggas, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. Hear me talkin', hillbilly boy?! I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'm gonna get Medieval on your ass.
Butch: I meant what now, between me and you?
Marsellus: Oh, that 'what now?' Well, let me tell ya what now between me an' you. There is no me an' you. Not no more.

(Dialogue from the movie, Pulp Fiction)
by NeverMindWho March 1, 2006
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What you say when you just proved someone wrong.
"Griffey sucks." "Griffey rocks." *Griffey hits homer* "What now bitch?!"
by Jake March 5, 2005
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It is a sign of victory at the end of an argument.
#1 Then she said, "I hate you."
#2 I told you this relationship wasnt gonna work out.
#1 But......
#2 Yeah, what now? Huh? You shoulda listened the fisrt time.
by J hizzle to the Zizzle July 22, 2006
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Said when you just showed someone up. If someone has been talkign smack about you and you go out and prove them wrong or make them look stupid.
" Yo George was talking all this stuff about me sucking at ball. I went out and dropped 30 points on that fool"
by dekstarr November 13, 2004
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The question you may ask yourself when you have no idea what to do with your life anymore. You may just have searched this on the internet to see what would come up.
Example:
Your s/o just broke up with you and your family is ignoring you and you have depression and you are stuck in your house because of Covid
You:
What now?
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a person says this phrase when he is surpised to hear something and wants it to be repeated
in how i met your mother say what now is said a couple of times by barney and quinn (barney's ex fiance, a stripper)
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