IT: CHAPTER 2 Will Start Shooting This Summer!
Warner Bros. and director Andy Muschietti are almost ready to start shooting IT: Chapter 2! During a recent interview with IndieWire, producer Roy Lee confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel will start shooting this summer in July in Toronto. Lee went on to say:
"The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of shooting then."
Last week, the director posted an image and a note saying, "Wake up, losers. Derry is calling." I'm excited to see how the director ends up handling this second part of the story which mostly centers on the adult versions of The Losers Club.
The next film will be 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 has previously been 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. Then there's actor Bill Skarsgard, who hopes that it will explore the twisted mind of Pennywise.
We know that the full cast of kids will return to reprise their roles in the sequel and Skarsgard will be back as Pennywise. That young cast includes Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton.
As far as the adult cast goes, Jessica Chastain is the only one that we know of at this point that is in talks to be in the movie as the older version of Beverly. I can't wait to see who else ends up being cast as the grown-up versions of these characters.
IT: Chapter 2 will be released in theaters on September 6, 2019.