Pennywise is currently the talk of the town, much to the horror of Derry’s Losers Club, and after floating past all expectations on its journey to $553 million worldwide (and counting), we imagine Stephen King’s shape-shifting abomination will remain perched at the tip-top of the box office for a while longer. It came, It saw, and It bloody well conquered.
But just as the Losers Club banish Pennywise to the depths of the sewers and the credits begin to roll, it’s been revealed that Andy Muschietti’s horror redo is merely the opening chapter in a two-part horror saga, meaning the final showdown has been reserved for the second, conclusive installment – It: Chapter Two.
Though it’s still early, early days for the sequel, already fans have begun putting forth their picks for who should play the grown up versions of the Losers Club. Actors like Chris Pratt, Bill Hader, Chadwick Boseman and more have all been popular choices, and while New Line has yet to make any official announcements, a few talented individuals have gone one step further and rather than just naming names, they’ve begun creating some exciting posters for the pic that feature a few of the aforementioned individuals.
Take a look below:
First off, we have a neat spin on one of the posters used for It, as it’s essentially the exact same, instead just swapping in the adult version of the Losers Club, as played by Sterling K. Brown (Mike), Jessica Chastain (Bev), Scoot McNairy (Eddie), Patrick Wilson (Bill), Hugh Dancy (Stan), Bill Hader (Richie) and John Krasinski (Ben). Meanwhile, the character posters seen here feature some of the same actors we just mentioned, along with a few others like Chris Pratt and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
They’re all effective and well designed, and though they do make for quite an ambitious wish list, after scoring a record opening at the box office and going on to become the highest grossing horror film of all-time, we imagine New Line will leave no stone unturned in their casting spree for It: Chapter 2.
Speaking of which, while plot details are scarce, we know that things will pick up with the Losers Club 27 years after the events of It. Given that, we’re unclear as yet whether the film will herald the return of Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Sophia Lillis and the rest of the gang, but assuming director Andy Muschietti and Co. incorporate flashbacks into the story, there’s a very good chance New Line’s sequel will feature both the original Losers Club and their adult counterparts, as the fight against Pennywise begins to reach its bloody conclusion.
Chalk that up as conjecture for now, though, as there’s currently no script in place and given that the demonic entity has been banished for upwards of 27 years, the Losers Club will now go their separate ways – at least, until the advent of It: Chapter 2 in 2019.