2017’s IT was a surprise hit, bringing the fondly remembered story back with a new, darker edge than the original TV miniseries. The film chronicled the intense fight between a group of six teens against the dark force that lives in their town, feeding off of fear and hatred. They manage to defeat it and the movie ends on a happy note…and then a teaser for the next film. IT Chapter Two takes on the second half of this Stephen King classic when the kids return as adults to fight IT one more time:
In the teaser, we see a now adult Beverly, played by Jessica Chastain, returning to her childhood home in the town of Derry, which is now own by an old lady. She finds an old postcard and sits to chat with the new occupant who seems rather…odd. Beverly starts to get a very bad feeling about her, and then she sees a photo on the wall. Cue the creepy music!
We’ve got an all-new cast fill out the main seven roles. Chastain, as mentioned before, is the group’s fierce Beverley, James McAvoy plays their leader Bill, Jay Ryan plays history nut Ben, Bill Hader plays the raunchy comedian Richie, Isaiah Mustafa plays orphan and farmer Mike, James Ransone plays hypochondriac Eddie, and Andy Bean plays the cowardly Stanley. Notice how we only see six of them? Yeah there’s a reason for that. The bullies also get new actors, with the main baddie Henry Bowers played by Teach Grant. Bill Skarsgard will be back to reprise his role as Pennywise.
Not sure how I feel about them showing, in essence, a whole suspenseful scene, but then again a lot of the secrets are still under wraps. It looks like they’ll be sticking pretty closely to the books, though there’s still plenty of new haunting imagery to keep us up at night.
IT Chapter Two will premiere in theaters on September 6, 2019.