Ladies and gentlemen, your favorite terrifying clown is coming back. Teases of IT: Chapter 2 are coming from all over the web and even from Andy Muschietti himself, the director of the 2017 hit adaptation. Despite the box office success of the IT remake, we weren’t sure the sequel was a done deal until Muschietti posted a photo of IT’s all star cast captioned, “Wake up, losers. Derry is calling. #itchapter2 #itmovie.” In the photo is none other than Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, and Wyatt Oleff, the actors behind our main IT characters. Check out the original post here.
The next chapter of this suspenseful Stephen King novel occurs 20 something years into the future, when the now grown up Losers Club must return to Derry and deal with the unexpected reappearance of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). Despite this jump into the future, we can definitely expect to see all of our favorite kids again. Andy Muschietti has confirmed that the original cast of majorly talented pre-teens and teens will be featured in the new movie, likely in flashbacks or a prologue of some sort. These kids were a huge part of the first movies success, so it’s a smart move to involve them in the next chapter.
Because of the major success of this horror film adaptation, we can only expect an incredible adult cast is in the works. There have been rumors that Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar) is in talks to play the grown up Beverly, but nothing has been confirmed. Chastain has also worked with Muschietti before on his horror film titled “Mama.” Fans are calling for big names like Chris Pratt amd Jake Gyllenhaal to play some of the other characters.
The film is officially in pre-production as of now and is set to start filming in June of this year, just a few months away. The theatrical release is scheduled for September of next year.