Back in 2017, director Andy Muschietti did the impossible: he created an IT film that could proudly stand next to the novel source material. Even better was that it only told half the story. So not only did this allow that first film to feel a lot more cohesive, but it also promised the other half of the tale to audiences following its closing shot.
While we have seen some shots from the film, and we know about the pretty amazing cast they have lined up to play the adult versions of these kids, things have been radio silent for quite a while now. We now have another potential update — though, it is a completely unvalidated source, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt. This anonymous Twitter user said that the next movie is…pretty long.
“IT: CHAPTER 2 is almost three hours long. Pretty good but it needs work – the first is better. And that’s all I’m saying lest WB sue me into an early grave.”
So, assuming this is true, it’s quite a bit longer than the first movie, which clocks in at two hours and 15 minutes. But is it too long? Admittedly, the novel source material crisscrosses between the different decades so seamlessly it’s hard for me to parse out the different parts, but I’m more curious how they’re going to end the story so that it doesn’t feel like a retread of the first.
But, we don’t know how true this is. Yes, it’s very possible this user could have attended a screening, but we have no reason to trust them…yet. We’ll have to wait and see how true this ends up being, and if Warner Bros. is still working on cutting things down, then it’ll likely end up much shorter anyway.
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SOURCE: HN Entertainment