Horror fans and Stephen King junkies can finally rejoice! The new trailer for It: Chapter Two is now upon us. While the first teaser for It dropped in March 2017 – ahead of the film’s September release – it’s been a much longer wait this time around. We were recently treated to a promotional photo of James McAvoy as an adult Bill, but up until today, Warner Bros. Pictures opted to keep any footage under wraps.
That all changed this morning though, as the studio dropped a terrifying and tantalizing first look at the sequel, promising more of the same chills and thrills found in the original film. And though there’s not a ton to feast on here – this being only the first trailer and all – there’s certainly enough to whet our appetite for what’s looking to be another seriously scary dose of nightmare fuel. In other words, it appears as if Warner Bros. has another hit on their hands.
For those who’ve seen It and are wondering why the first trailer for Chapter Two features the characters as adults, here’s a bit of a refresher. Towards the end of the first film, the Losers Club – which consists of Bill Denbrough (Jaden Lieberher), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), and Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) – managed to fend of It, an ancient, evil cosmic entity that often takes the form of Pennywise the Clown. While they were able to keep It at bay, Beverly had a vision that they would fight the creature again as adults.
This is where It: Chapter Two picks up. 27 years later, the Losers Club returns to the idyllic town of Derry to put an end to It once and for all. Of course, seeing as how the kids have all grown up, the film has cast several A-list celebs, including James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader. Bill Skarsgård, meanwhile, makes a return as Pennywise the Clown, and much like the first movie, Andy Muschietti will be sitting in the director’s chair.
All things considered, then, there’s a ton of exciting talent on board and we’re hopeful that they’ll be able to deliver on the high expectations set by the first film when It: Chapter Two creeps into theaters on September 6th. The only question that remains is, are you ready to float again?