It: Chapter 2 release date: September 6, 2019
It: Chapter 2 director: Andy Muschietti
It: Chapter 2 cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard
It: Chapter 2 writer: Gary Dauberman
When can we expect the It: Chapter 2 trailer?
Given that it’s still filming, there’s no chance of an It: Chapter 2 trailer until at least early to mid-2019. Just like the original though I’d expect there will definitely be a few It: Chapter 2 posters floating around with that signature balloon from early next year to get us excited/terrified about the return of Pennywise.
There will be It: Chapter 2 book changes, but plenty we know and love
It’s never music to a reader’s ears but there will be some changes from Stephen King’s book for It: Chapter 2. While of course there has had to be some alterations for things to make sense to a 21st century audience, there also had to be some tweaks to make sure you don’t know what scares are coming – that headless library scene in the original springs to scarred mind. For It: Chapter 2, the plot remains mostly the same as the book and time is going to be spent between the adults and the kids. The children are still vital to bringing down Pennywise in the future and their memories are key. There is, however, one big change for one of the Losers.
In the book, Mike Hanlon, the only member of the group who stays behind in Derry as the others understandably drift away from the town they grew up in, becomes the town’s librarian and is writing a history of Derry. It’s this history that means the book can delve deeper into the horrific past of the town without necessarily having to have characters to take you there.
Hanlon in the book might have to live in horrorville, USA but he’s pretty together and the one that organises the reunion of the Losers to come back and fight the evil that lurks below. For It: Chapter 2, Hanlon is coping a little less well… “My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book,” Andy Muschietti told EW. “I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.”