– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Stephen King fans are living in a world of riches right now. After decades of much of his content being deemed unfilmable, we’re seeing them finally get tackled in both the film and TV mediums. Last year alone saw a handful of adaptations hit, but without a doubt, the one that made the biggest splash was Andy Muschietti’s IT.

The story covered roughly half of the novel of the same name. While the book itself jumped back and forth between the 1950s and 1980s (or the child timelines and adult timelines), the first movie covered only the child timeline, opting to see that narrative to its completion. It’s because of that that the film’s young cast made an impact on audiences.

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In anticipation of the upcoming sequel, Muschietti posted the following image on Instagram.

Wake up, losers. Derry is calling 🤡 #itchapter2 #itmovie

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Now, what can this photo mean? From what we know, the sequel is set to film this summer, so it’s doubtful this is a photo from the set. It’s likely just an image they took while filming the first one that Muschietti figured would be fitting…but is it?

As we know, the movie will take place closer to the present day, with the Losers Club now as adults, but the photo seems to imply the kids will return. Will it utilize flashbacks to bring the cast back, or am I just reading too much into this? Probably the latter, but it’s fun to speculate. Plus, it feels like a bit of a waste not to utilize the kids in some way in the new film.

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SOURCE: Andy Muschietti

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.