Pennywise the Dancing Clown returns to Derry, Maine, every 27 years to terrorize children, but it won’t be quite that long in the real world before Chapter Two of Stephen King’s latest It film adaptation premieres in theaters. The second half of the story, which sees the Losers’ Club come back as adults to face the malevolent entity once and for all, will open on Labor Day weekend in 2019.

On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that It: Part II would officially come out on September 6, 2019. Labor Day weekend is notoriously poor for box office numbers, but the first film broke the mold by doing alarmingly well despite opening on that same weekend in 2017. Granted, it had virtually no competition, which no doubt aided in its financial success.

Considering It’s overwhelming box office success in its first go, and the assumption that Pennywise probably won’t face much competition in 2010 either, the sequel could fare quite well.

After all, the first It installment remains the highest-grossing horror movie of all time (without adjusting for inflation), and its gains are only increasing.

The Losers' Club returns 30 years later to face It a final time.
The Losers' Club returns 30 years later to face It a final time.

Assuming It: Chapter Two follows the book and previous live-action iterations, an adult Mike Hanlon will reunite what’s left of the Losers’ Club almost three decades later. The child actors from the first movie already fan cast their adult counterparts, but no official casting has been announced yet.

It’s safe to assume, however, that Bill Skarsgard will likely return to the role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.


It: Chapter Two is scheduled for release September 6, 2019.

Check out this video to find out why an important monster from the book It was cut from the film.