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The new adaptation of Stephen King's IT really dominated at the box office and has now made $478 million worldwide. The film is now the highest grossing rated R Horror film of all time. Director Andy Muschietti has to be pleased with the new adaptation.
We have learned that you will be seeing the official return of Pennywise on September 6th, 2019 with IT: CHAPTER 2,. The film will depict the Loser’s Club, all grown up and ready to do battle with their old foe one last time.
Director Andy Muschietti previously stated about IT: CHAPTER 2 saying:
“On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present. If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ‘80s and inform the story in the present day.”
His business partner and sister Barbara adds:
“The hope is we’ll find the best way soon because it’s also important for Andy to get flashbacks with the kids, who are growing very fast. They are an important component in the next film.”
Andy continued saying:
“They’re a very big part of the action.”
He then went on to talk about what is in store for Mike Manlon and how the next film will be darker thank the book saying:
“My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book. I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.
He’s not just the collector of knowledge of what Pennywise has been doing in Derry. He will bear the role of trying to figure out how to defeat him. The only way he can do that is to take drugs and alter his mind.”
Andy then reveals that The Ritual of Chud is figured out:
“It resonates with what the kids do when they go to the smokehouse in the Barrens. By inhaling these fumes from the fire they have visions of It, and the origin of It, and the falling fire in the sky that crashed into Derry millions of years ago. We’ve brought that to Mike, by the end of those 30 years Mike has figured out the Ritual of Chüd.”
With IT still in theaters, the stars of the film are Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams, and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown.
Remember IT: CHAPTER 2 will be in theaters on September 6th, 2019.