IT: CHAPTER 2 is Reportedly Almost 3-Hours Long
Well, it looks like Warner Bros. has had some test screenings for IT: Chapter 2 and someone on social media posted a bit of information, but nothing that the studio will have to kill him over.
In a recent tweet, it was reported that the movie is almost three hours long. It was also said that the movie isn’t as good as the first one. You can read that Tweet below.
IT: CHAPTER 2 is almost three hours long. Pretty good but it needs work - the first is better. And that’s all I’m saying lest WB sue me into an early grave.— ViewerAnon (@ViewerAnon) February 13, 2019
I’m sure the film is still in the editing process, but regardless, at almost three-hours long right now, the movie is still going to end up being a long one! Which is fine! I’m up for three hours worth of scares! With how long Stephen King’s book is, there’s a lot of story to cover!
The cast of the film includes James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanley Uris, and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike. The younger versions of these character are played by Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jack Dylan Grazer.
The sequel is set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town, calls up his old friends and reminds them of the promise they made to come back and stop it if it ever came back.
It was previously revealed that Chapter 2 will include more of the interdimensional turtle, which was teased in the first film a few times. It will also have a much darker tone to it, and it has been said that Mike Hanlon's character will be drastically changed, as he will be a junkie. You can read more about that here.
The sequel will also most likely explore Pennywise the Clown a little more. We've heard that the sequel may include elements from Pennywise's history in Derry such as the story behind The Black Spot and there was a deleted scene from the first film that was revealed that included Pennywise eating a baby. That could be included in the sequel as well if they really do plan on giving us a history of the monster. Bill Skarsgard hopes that it will explore the twisted mind of Pennywise.
The writer of the film, Gary Dauberman, also previously teased a heartbreaking ending for the movie.
IT: Chapter 2 will hit theaters on September 6th, 2019.