Following the IT horror movie success of the 2017 which grossed for more than $700 million at the box office, Stephen King’s produced the sequel “IT Chapter 2”. Now this movie has being lined up for cinemas. From the spoilers, IT Chapter 2 will tell events after 27 years have passed since the first chapter IT tragedy that the “Losers Club” would reunite as adults and take on the embodiment of evil once again.
When is It Chapter Two released in cinemas?
The film will be released on Friday 6th September 2019 in the UK and USA. For fans wanting an early sneak peek, the first It film is getting a re-release for two nights only – 3rd August and 6th August – with eight minutes of new footage from the sequel shown in a post-credits reveal.
Who is in the cast of It Chapter Two?
It Chapter Two’s time jump brings with it a brand-new cast, and some big names for fans of the first film to get excited about.
James McAvoy has been cast as Bill Denborough, the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher’s character and leader of the Losers Club, while Jessica Weixler joins the cast as his wife Audra Phillips. The Club is rounded off by Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak and Andy Bean as Stan Uris.
Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as the terrifying cosmic entity It, who commonly takes the form of Pennywise the Clown.
Will any of the original It cast members return for the sequel?
Director Andy Muschietti has emphasised that It Chapter Two is a continuation of the same story, rather than a sequel. As such, fans can expect flashbacks to 1989 with the original child actors of the first film – they include Finn Wolfhard (who plays Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie) and Wyatt Oleff (Stan).
What is It Chapter Two about?
In the first film, the members of the Losers Club saw their town of Derry in Maine terrorised by It, an ‘ancient cosmic evil’. The group of children managed to defeat and weaken It after a long battle, but in the sequel It returns to Derry 27 years later, stronger than ever. The Losers Club, fulfilling their pledge all those years ago, must now regroup as adults to defeat It once again.
Who is writing and directing It Chapter Two?
Andy Muschietti, the director of the first film, returns for the sequel. As with the 2017 film, Chapter Two is based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name, while Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the screenplay for It, is sole screenwriter for the sequel.