For quite some time, we were looking at the upcoming IT film with a real trepidation. Yes, it’s based on a beloved Stephen King novel, but as with all things that have been tackled already in some form or another, the original adaptation has its own set of rabid fans, and those fans tend to be ready to attack the new one for any minor inconsistencies they can spot. Plus, given how iconic Pennywise the clown is in the original 1990 miniseries, this new one will have a lot to compete with.
And yet, the closer we get to the film’s release, the more promising this adaptation looks. The trailers and TV spots look amazing, initial reception from critics has been exceptional, and with every passing day, it seems more and more likely that the studio is gaining confidence that this one will do well enough to warrant the sequel that will be set to cover the same group of characters as adults.
But if they do manage to get to IT 2, what does this mean for Pennywise the clown himself? For starters, actor Bill Skarsgard was a bit cagey about details when asked by Metro.
“I am attached to it but that’s all I can say, we’re in the early stages and I’m talking to Andy about it and figuring out what It will be. It’s a different story but I’m excited to delve in deeper to the character as there’s more exploration for who Pennywise is.”
While this isn’t a lot, when the interviewer praised the depth and change of the character from the beginning of the film to the end, Skarsgard gave us an idea of what he’s hoping to see in the sequel:
“There is depth and a change in Pennywise from the first scene to the last and there’s a journey there, and I’m glad you said that and it resonated with you – that’s exactly what I want people to feel, ‘wait a minute what is this thing?’ And I think that’s what I wanted and that’s where I want to go for the second one, to delve into the psychological and metaphysical spaces of this transdimensional being.”
Given that the sequel will again feature Pennywise as the main villain, and that the leads will have already faced him, it’s imperative that he actually present a different challenge to the Losers Club. But first things first, we have to get that first movie out so we can actually spend the money to ensure that this second movie gets made.
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