Exclusive: Bill Skarsgard says there’s an exciting story for It: Chapter 3

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

It Bill Skarsgard Andy Muschietti

With director Andy Muschietti's Stephen King adaptation IT having made $700 million at the global box office and the follow-up IT: CHAPTER TWO, which told the second half of the story from King's novel, surpassing $300 million in its first two weeks of release, a lot of fans have been wondering if Muschietti and his collaborators are going to move forward with an IT: CHAPTER THREE. The story of the Losers Club and their encounters with the evil clown Pennywise has been told, but Pennywise has been around for a long time, so a third film could tell a story that takes place before the clown met the Losers.

Muschietti and Bill Skarsgard, the actor who plays Pennywise, have both expressed interest in digging deeper into King's book to find inspiration for a third film… And it sounds like they already know what they would like IT: CHAPTER THREE to be. 

Speaking with our own Eric Walkuski, Skarsgard indicated that he and Muschietti have an IT 3 story in mind that they're excited about: 

Andy and I have discussed ideas for what a third movie would look like. I don't think it's quite what people expect. It's something different. The first two stories are the book, and the second film is the end of that story. So we would do something quite literally off book. There are a few ideas floating around. I feel like I've done what I can with the incarnation of Pennywise as we know of him, so I think it would be a cool idea to change up a few things. So, without going into too much detail, there is a story that we're kind of excited about, but it's way too early to say. But we'll see, we'll see."

IT: CHAPTER TWO is raking in the cash, so it might not be very much longer before we hear that New Line Cinema wants Muschietti and Skarsgard to get to work on another chapter.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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