Part of what makes Stephen King’s It so unique – and so engrossing – is that the legendary auteur allows his Pennywise saga to unfold across two decidedly different eras: 1958 and 1985.
And though New Line toyed around with that timeline during the transition from book to screen – Andy Muschietti’s horror hit actually kicks off in 1988 – the 27-year time gap still applies, meaning It: Chapter Two will likely begin in the year 2015, by which point the Losers Club will be fully-grown adults.
It’s a flash forward that has raised a lot of questions in the casting department, and horror fans have been quietly rooting for Jessica Chastain to land the role of adult Bev. But what about those breakout stars that anchored Muschietti’s modern gem? Indeed, will they have a role in the upcoming sequel? Well, if a new report is to be believed, then yes, they most definitely will.
MovieWeb is telling us that production on It: Chapter Two will get underway this summer at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. It’ll all kick off on June 19th, when Port Hope will once again double for Derry, while shooting will wrap in October/November ahead of the film’s September 2019 release.
The outlet notes that the entire young cast from the first movie is expected to return, but without any official announcement from Warner Bros., we’d advise taking that with a grain of salt. True, it’s been said many times before that Chapter Two will probably feature flashbacks of the Losers Club, thus making way for the original actors to appear, but again, nothing’s been confirmed just yet.
That being said, if production is indeed set to begin as soon as June, we should know more shortly. Including which new faces will be joining the cast. Stars like the aforementioned Chastain and Chris Pratt have been tipped in the past, but no one’s signed on just yet. Given how successful It was at the box office, though, we don’t imagine the studio will have too much trouble roping in an A-List line-up to bring the sequel to life.
Pitched as a dark, psychedelic trip into the demented mind of Pennywise, It: Chapter Two is poised for release on September 6th, 2019, and we’ll be keeping you right up to date as the project makes its way into production.