IT 2 movie sequel: The kids are BACK – HUGE news from director | Films | Entertainment


IT was the surprise smash of 2017.

When it was made a sequel wasn’t even being lined up, but the immediate extraordinary box office success meant IT 2 was already being confirmed in the film’s opening weeks. 

The source book by Stephen King plays with the timelines of the Losers Club as kids during their first encounter with their terrifying nemesis and a return to the terrorised town of Derry 20 years later.

The first movie concentrated purely on the childhood horrors but Muschietti has just thrown our expectations of what ground the sequel will cover. 

It: Chapter 2 isn’t due to hit the big screen until September next year, but as soon as a sequel was assured talk quickly turned to who could play the Losers Club as adults.

Major names have already been discussed, with Jessica Chastain the front-runner to play the troubled Beverly alongside A-listers like Idris Elba, Chris Pratt and Patrick Wilson.

It was assumed that the second movie would be a self-contained story like the first. Muschitti’s latest tweet seems to confirm that will not be the case.

The director tweeted a picture from the set of the first film, showing him and the entire Losers Club playing dead.

He tagged the post: “Wake up, losers. Derry is calling. It Chapter 2. It movie.”

The clarifies that the kids will also feature in the second installment. 

Whether they will feature in some kind of prologue that sets up the movie, or will be threaded throughout in flashbacks remains to be seen.

Either way, tehir inclusion makes sense, since the young actors were an integral part of why the first film became such a hit.

The horror movie was praised for a portrayal of adolscent awakening that transcended the usual tired horror tropes. 

Hopefully, its portrayal of adulthood will also do the same.

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