The evil Pennywise will be confronted by the kids of Derry, Maine, in IT: Chapter 2. Jessica Chastain has just given us a great look at her character’s transformation over the years.
It has been 27 years since fans last saw Beverly, Bill, Richie, Eddie, Stanley, Ben, and Mike. And that number sure sounds familiar because it is the number of years the lore of Pennywise says he will return. The kids that put an end to him the first time are now faced with having to do it all over again.
Alongside Chastain, will be James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Bill Hader (Richie Tozier), James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak), Andy Bean (Stanley Uris), Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom), and Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon), and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. The original actors (Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, and Jack Dylan Grazer) are rumored to also be part of the film through flashbacks but that has not been confirmed.
IT: Chapter 2 will still have plenty of the elements that fans loved about the original, but director Andy Muschietti is raising the fear quotient by 10, something teased at the end of the original.
“They’re gonna find a lot of things that resemble the first one, the humor, the emotion, the horror,” Muschietti shared, as reported by ComicBook.com. “People are very invested emotionally in the characters of the story. At the end of the first one, there’s a promise of something else…It’s gonna be scarier. It’s gonna be a more intense experience. So, bring your adult diapers to the theater.”
IT: Chapter 2 is expected to hit theaters on September 6, 2019.
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