Life as an immortal shapeshifting being must be exhausting. You need to scare up your meals for a period in time before going into hiding for 27 years. And then one year, a bunch of stupid kids keep you from getting your sustenance. Not only do they prevent you, but they actually make you feel fear itself for the first time in your long existence.
That’s exactly what happened to good ol’ Pennywise the Dancing Clown, who had his awfulness thwarted by a group of kids at the end of IT: Chapter 1. In their confrontation underground, he ended up jumping down a well, all but pushing their final confrontation to another 27 years down the line. So what does this mean for the character going into IT: Chapter 2? Here’s what actor Bill Skarsgard had to say to EW.
“He’s inflicted fear on his prey, and he’s very focused on fear, but he’s never experienced it himself. Now he’s experienced something that he has been inflicting on others and … there’s a shift leading into the second movie.”
“It fuels hatred and anger towards the kids, who will be adults in this one, so I think there might be an even more vicious Pennywise. He’s really going after it.”
Well, we just saw a trailer earlier today, and while it’s hard to tell if he’s any more vicious than before, it certainly feels a lot more targeted with how he works the scares.
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