IT Director Andy Muschietti is Ready To Get The Losers Back Together For IT: CHAPTER 2
It looks like director Andy Muschietti is ready to start getting into the meat of the work on IT: Chapter 2! He recently posted an image on social media which calls for the Losers Club to "wake up" because "Darry is calling". As a huge fan of the first movie, I can't wait to see how the second part of the story is handled!
The next chapter of the story will focus on the Losers Club reuniting for the first time 27 years after they beat the shit out of Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened until they are reminded of the promise they made thanks to a phone call from Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town.
It has previously been revealed that Chapter 2 will include more of the interdimensional turtle, which was teased in the first film a few time. 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 it 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. When previously talking about Pennywise, actor Bill Skarsgard said:
"The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. ... I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?"
"And, you know, it’s hardly answered in the novel, either. I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of [serialized]surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There’s opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it."
We know that the full cast of kids will return to reprise their roles in the sequel and Skarsgard will be back as Pennywise. As far as the adult cast goes, Jessica Chastain is the only one that we know of at this point that will be in the movie. She will be taking on the older version of Beverly. I imagine some more announcements will be coming soon, so stay tuned!