After terrorizing the Losers Club through a sewer grate, the group of children should have been able to group up and have 27 years of freedom before Pennywise’s return. Unfortunately, from the looks of this It sequel image, they were not so lucky.
On Monday, It director Andy Muschietti posted an image of the young cast of the upcoming It sequel. “Wake up, losers. Derry is calling,” the caption reads, and Muschietti used the hashtag #itchapter2. Young actors Wyatt Oleff, Jack Grazer, Sophia Lillis, Jackson Robert Scott, and Finn Wolfhard appear in the image with Muschietti.
Pennywise’s next reign of terror will have him going up against the young protagonists a decade later, when they are all grown up. Luckily for fans of the original film’s young cast, they will return for the sequel through flashbacks. “On the second movie, that dialogue between timelines will be more present. If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the Eighties and inform the story in the present day,” Muschietti told Entertainment Weekly.
While an actual 27-year wait in real life is not in the cards for the franchise, last year’s horror film was released exactly 27 years after the 1990 miniseries starring Tim Curry. Bill Skarsgård has taken over the role of the sewer-dwelling evil clown from Curry for the current film franchise.
What we do not know for Skarsgård’s next stint as Pennywise is who he will be terrorizing. The sequel will feature adult versions of the young characters, which means a whole new cast will be trying to survive the clown. While Jessica Chastain is in talks for one of those lead roles, the others have not been filled yet.
Whether it’s 27 years or two, one thing is certain: Pennywise will be back.