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Bill Skarsgard says It: Chapter 2 will be actively different than Part 1

10.18.2017by: Mike Sprague

I genuinely wonder how many people out there read these AITH posts and still haven't bothered to see STEPHEN KING'S IT yet. I think it's safe to say there are probably, like 10 peeps, at the most.

I guess the real question is how many times have you guys seen the film at this point? Whatever that number, I expect it to quadruple by the time the flick hits Blu-ray and the second film is finally released.

Speaking of the highly-anticipated sequel, Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard recently spoke to IGN about the upcoming IT: CHAPTER 2 and what we can expect to see come 2019.

Bill Skarsgard on IT: CHAPTER 2:

The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. 

He continues:

... I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?

Skarsgard on The Ritual of Chud:

I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of [serialized] surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There’s opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it.

One of the top things I wish would have been included in Andres Muschietti's recent adaptation of IT was The Ritual of Chud. Here's hoping they actually get to it in the second film. Fingers crossed!

IT: Chapter 2 hits theaters September 6th, 2019

Extra Tidbit: I still wish IT had been turned into a Netflix/HBO original series.
Source: IGN

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