As most of you should know, It: Chapter Two will not pick up right where the first film left off. As much as we loved the kids in the movie, they will be all grown up in this sequel. The film will follow the group 27 years later as adults.
Which means we will be seeing a more adult story. Bill Skarsgard, who plays the terrifying Pennywise, talked with IGN recently and he revealed this second chapter will be more adult-themed and psychological.
“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. … 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?”
It sounds like this second film will be deeper than the first. That’s not to say it won’t also be humorous at times, but we have to remember the kids will be grown up now, so those “your mom” jokes will no longer be cute.
As much as I love the first film, I hope the second one is completely different. It sounds like they’re going in that direction, which is great news. It: Chapter Two will hit theaters September 6, 2019.