It Chapter Two will “absolutely” surprise fans of the book
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It Chapter Two will “absolutely” surprise fans of the book

It Chapter Two is now only a couple of months away and for fans of the book who think they know everything, think again.

Speaking to Digital Spy for the release of Annabelle Comes Home, Gary Dauberman – who co-wrote the first movie and returned for Chapter Two – promised that the sequel will hold some surprises, even if you know the story.

“Oh, absolutely. I can guarantee that. And if you wanna know the specifics as to what, go see the movie,” he teased.

Earlier this week, we got a brand new look at the grown-up Losers’ Club in the sequel, with the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader joining the cast.

“When you leave Derry, something happens where you forget it all. I think it’s like a [power] of Pennywise’s,” McAvoy explained of the Losers’ Club’s return to Derry 27 years later.

“Because if everybody could remember what he gets up to every 27 years through history, we’d go, ‘Hey, Derry’s really f**ked up, we should do something about that. We should send in the f**king Army!'”

And even though Dauberman has said the sequel will surprise fans, we do know that it’ll feature the brutal book moment that sees a young gay man called Adrian Mellon attacked by a gang of youths.

“It is an iconic scene in the book and one we wanted to include in the movie,” Dauberman previously noted.

“It is the first attack in present-day Derry and sets the stage for what Derry has become. It is the influence of Pennywise even while he is hibernating, and it’s pure evil what happens to Adrian. These bullies working through Pennywise was important for us to show.”

It Chapter Two is released in cinemas on September 6.

Here’s Why the Kids Are Coming Back for It: Chapter 2
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Here’s Why the Kids Are Coming Back for It: Chapter 2

The sequel to the surprise horror smash It sees the return of the Losers Club, but not like we’ve seen them before. It takes place 27 years after the original, as the now-adults are summoned back to Derry to face Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) once again. However, the kids are back for It: Chapter 2…but it’s not just so we have an excuse to see them again. These flashbacks are a plot point.

James McAvoy, who plays the grown-up version of Bill (Georgie’s older brother), told Entertainment Weekly that director Andy Muschietti brought the kids back for a specific purpose. In the novel (and previous TV film starring Tim Curry), all the Losers’ Club kids who leave Derry end up forgetting everything about Pennywise. This includes Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Richie (Bill Hader), Eddie (James Ransone), Ben (Jay Ryan), and Stanley (Andy Bean). The only one who remembers what happened is Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), because he chose to stay behind and become a librarian.

Once the adults come back to Derry in the sequel, their memories begin to return. And that’s where the kids come in. According to McAvoy, Muschietti didn’t want to simply have a bunch of “aha” moments when the adults start remembering their horrific experience. He wanted to show it. Therefore, the original Losers’ Club kids aren’t just there to be in a series of flashbacks; they represent the adults regaining their own memories.

“Instead of us just standing around going, ‘Oh, I remember that time,’ we get to show it to the audience,” McAvoy tells EW. “Which is great, because that would be real sad if we had to say goodbye to that cast that the audience across the world fell in love with. And actually, in a weird way this movie resembles the structure of the book, in that it goes back and forth.”

This could mean things get a bit more metaphorical, as memories aren’t exactly the most reliable things and could be open to manipulation by Pennywise. And it’s clear the sequel is going to be more metaphysical than the first one. In a previous interview with Yahoo!, Muschietti mentioned that the sequel was also going to dive into the “transdimensional” elements from the book—something his previous It film chose not to explore.

He added that there will be a “dialogue between the two timelines,” meaning there’s a chance we could also see the 1989 and 2016 worlds collide in more ways than just gaining a few recovered memories.

It: Chapter 2 comes out September 6.

Late Late Show with James Corden
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Late Late Show with James Corden

Corden was joined by Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters and James McAvoy in his tour around London.

The host kicked off the tour by showing the cast some highlights around the city, including a monument he said was designed by the man who designed Sir Ian McKellen’s bathroom and a Tesco Express that he claimed Sean Penn lost his virginity in.

After Corden showed the cast the landmarks, the late-night show’s bandleader Reggie Watts led the group in a sing-a-long. Turner and Shipp especially got into the number and shimmied as Watts sang.

Here’s also a few pics from the Bus Tour

Interviews / 06.20.19 | Late Late Show with James Corden

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Empire Podcast

James McAvoy is always welcome on the Empire Podcast, and this week he returns to talk to Chris Hewitt about the role he’s played most often in his illustrious career: Professor Charles Xavier. It’s a role McAvoy is playing for the last time in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and he runs through his Charley X Hall Of Fame in a fun interview.

Then, in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O’Hara, James Dyer, and Nick de Semlyen to talk about watching versions originale in France, discuss the week’s movie news, from the Le Mans ’66 trailer to further R-Battziness, and review Dark Phoenix and Late Night. Oh, and they have a chat with Nick about his first book, the 80s comedy-centric Wild And Crazy Guys.

Hear the podcast here:

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X-Men: The Legacy of the Franchise

With Sophie Turner’s Dark Phoenix releasing on June 7, May 13 has been declared as the X-Men day by 20th Century Fox. This movie marks the culmination of 20 years of the X-Men movie franchise. Marking the anniversary, 20th Century Fox released a video featuring Partick Stewert, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner and James McAvoy, who play the lead roles in thefranchise. In this video, the actors talk about their experience so far

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Vanity Fair: Irish, Scottish and English Slang

The German-born but Kerry-raised actor explains a selection of Irish words and phrases from ‘ossified’ to ‘gobshite’ to ‘shift and drift’ to his X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-stars Sophie Turner and James McAvoy in a video for Vanity Fair.

English actress Turner and Scotsman McAvoy also reveal the meanings behind some phrases particular to their parts of the world.

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James McAvoy on Making Charles Xavier a Villain

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is very much a story about the titular entity as Jean Grey is consumed with a cosmic force prompting her to maximize her abilities but question her leadership. It’s a story pulled from Chris Claremont’s Marvel Comics run and one which has been loosely adapted in different iterations of books, cartoons, and movies. This time around, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey is influenced by the Phoenix Force after growing up under the leadership of Charles Xavier. As the story will go, Charles will learn a great deal about himself, going as far as realizing he might have been a villain all along.

After playing the role of Professor X in several other X-Men movies, James McAvoy was excited to explore a more corrupt version of the iconic Marvel character.