Imagine if the Ben Hanscom of It grew up to be Star-Lord. Or the young Mike Hanlon became Black Panther. If the child stars of It had it their way, that would be the case for the Andy Muschietti film’s sequel.
Speaking to CinemaBlend over the weekend, the members of The Losers’ Club gave their choices for who would star as their adult counterparts.
Spoiler-alert: they’re all great.
Jessica Chastain for Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh), Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris), Bill Hader for Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozer), and Jake Gyllenhaal for Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak).
There are also some current and former superheroes in the mix, taken from both DC and Marvel. Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) picked Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther. Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) wanted Chris Pratt, Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. And Jaeden Liberher (Bill Denborough) chose the Batman of the Dark Knight trilogy, Christian Bale.
The novel version of IT follows the characters when they’re kids and when they’re adults, which is the film’s intention, as well. The movie coming out in September is an adaptation of half of the Stephen King book, also known as It — Part 1: The Losers’ Club.
With an evil like Pennywise The Dancing Clown, it’s no wonder the young It stars would want superheroes, current or otherwise, to take him on.
It premieres on September 8.