Hang on to your red balloons, everybody: IT is officially getting a sequel. And here’s something even more exciting: we’ve got a release date.
IT Sequel Set For September 2019 Release
The sequel is set for a September 6, 2019 release, which seems like a long wait, but hey, we’ve already got less than two years to go! Not bad. And if part one was any indication, another post-Labor Day weekend release seems like perfect timing. IT dominated the box office this month, raking in $117 million its opening weekend, and bringing life back into movie theaters after the summer doldrums—all while whetting people’s appetites for Halloween, now just around the corner (and probably inspiring some terrifying clown costumes in the process. Come on. Pennywise is the year’s Harley Quinn, and you know it.)
While part two remains unnamed, “Chapter Two” seems like a pretty good guess. It will be set in the present day, 27 years after the events of its predecessor, reuniting the “Losers” against that ghastly, shapeshifting, sewer-dwelling evil once more.
The “Losers” Will Be Featured In IT Sequel As Kids And Adults
For those of you worried we wouldn’t be seeing those delightful kids again, fear not! Director Andy Muschietti recently told Entertainment Weekly, “On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present.” While the sequel may shift focus to the adults, their younger counterparts will still be shown in flashbacks. “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.”
No word yet on who will play any of the “Losers” as adults, though it’s safe to say many fans have already created a dream cast in their heads. If anyone’s curious, so far I’ve got Amy Adams for Beverly, Adam Scott for Eddie, Bill Hader for Richie (trust me), and Sterling K. Brown for Mike. Hey, a girl can dream.
Pennywise Will Return For IT Sequel
Of course, we do know that Bill Skarsgård will be returning to play the murderous clown, because duh. The actor revealed earlier this month that he hopes the sequel will take a closer look at Pennywise—and while that sounds horrifying, I can’t say I disagree. I personally thought the parts with Pennywise were A. the most fun and B. the most scary, so y’know what, bring it.