With the adult versions of the Losers Club locked in, director Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter Two is gearing up to go into production this summer, and actor Bill Skarsgard – a.k.a. Pennywise the Dancing Clown – has been chatting to Den of Geek about the sequel, promising that it will deliver a “very different experience” to last year’s hit Stephen King adaptation.
“We’re gearing up for it now, so I’m sort of in the process of getting back into that character of Pennywise,” said Skarsgard. “I’m sort of in the mindset and we’re gearing up for it. I think they start in July. I’m not sure exactly when my start date is, but some time this summer. We’re figuring it out, you know…I have a very good relationship with Andy, not only as a director and actor, but also just as a very close friend, so we’re having fun with it and we’re figuring out what we’re going to bring to the table for part two.”
“I’m really looking forward to it,” he continued. “It’s going to be a very different experience this time around, just given the fact that you have all of these incredible, seasoned actors to play against, as opposed to having all the kids. So it’s going to be a different experience for sure. But I’m looking forward to it.”
It: Chapter Two will pick up events 27 years after the first movie, as the Losers Club reunite to put an end to Pennywise’s reign of terror once and for all.
It: Chapter Two will see Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, while Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff and Chosen Jacobs are also expected to reprise their roles from the first movie in flashback sequences. Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain (Beverley), James McAvoy (Bill), Bill Hader (Richie), James Ransone (Eddie), Andy Bean (Stanley), Jay Ryan (Ben) and Isaiah Mustafa (Mike) star as the adult versions of The Losers Club.
It: Chapter Two will be released on September 6th, 2019.