As September approaches, the closer we get to being only one year out from one of the most anticipated movie sequels, It Chapter 2. The first cinematic version of Stephen King’s It hit theaters in 2017 with a bang. In the first weekend of release It set records at the box office bringing in around $123.1 million dollars. The film was a hit that honestly, people really weren’t sure it would be.
Horror genre as of late hasn’t done too well on the big screen, so to have a horror movie that not only everyone was ready for, but also broke records at the box office was like a breath of fresh air.
With the record breaking box office numbers, and response from audiences, everyone knew a sequel was going to be coming.
It Chapter 2 started filming in June of 2018. What we knew at this point was that this next chapter would be about The Losers Club 30 years later as grown ups, who come together to defeat the evil they thought they put to rest when they were children. The adult cast consists of; James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James Ransone, Andy Bean and Jay Ryan.
The set has been kept pretty much a secret from prying eyes so as not to allow spoilers. Today, there are a few things that have been released regarding how filming is going for this second installment.
Jessica Chastain, who plays the adult version of Beverly Marsh, shared in an instagram story that she has already wrapped up filming her part. Having filming that started in June it does seem a little soon that Jessica could be completed filming while the rest of the cast is still filming. What could that mean? Could this be a leak to the press to have audiences possibly guessing that Beverly Marsh meets a fast demise in the sequel? Until September 6, 2019 arrives ,we are going to have to keep on guessing.
It also appears that everything hasn’t been smooth sailing when it comes to filming. If the sequel is going to be anything like the first installment, there is going to be a lot of physical performing.
#UPDATE . In the wake of underwhelming public concern but a couple of weirdly concerned internet celeb sites I’d like to let you all know that I’m Doing just fine. Slight double thigh strain,caught it early,no worries. Pennywise look out . #pennywiseburgersandfries 🤡 🍔 🍟 #40yearoldclownfighter Love a Compresse Froide . Pulled my thighs fighting pennywise… #oldman #gonnatakehimdowntoclowntown #itmovie🎈 #it2 #pennywise
Last week, actor James McAvoy injured himself on the set. According to his Instagram, he suffered a “slight double thigh strain caught it early. No worries. Pennywise look out.” while filming a fight scene with Pennywise himself, Bill Skärsgard.
While I don’t come with a story line, set photos, or leaked information from the set of It Chapter 2, at least there is some update. With a little more than a year to wait for the release any news is good news. Have faith, my Google updates are set and once the next piece of news or update comes out, it will be posted here.
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