Warner Bros. has released a new featurette, titled “IT Ends,” in which the cast and crew of IT Chapter Two discusses the end of the Pennywise story and emphasize that the film is not a sequel to the worldwide popular hit IT, but rather the second half of a single story told over the years.
Second half of one story
While director Andy Muschietti and his sister, the producer’s partner, Barbara Muschietti acknowledge that there is likely to be a lot more ground to cover and mythology to mine than just these two generations of stories in the IT universe, they have recently said that they won’t address any spin offs that might occur. In reality, they’re already preparing for The Flash, which is supposed to be their next film.
“..Mythology to the book..”
“There is a whole mythology to the book though,” said Andy Muschietti. “Mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore. It has been on Earth for millions of years. He’s been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material.”
Screenwriter took to Twitter
Screenwriter Zack Stentz suggested on Twitter recently that it could be interesting to see a story set in the distant past and featuring pre-colonial Native Americans facing off against a proto-Pennywise. “We will put out a director’s cut because this time it definitely merits it,” Muschietti shared earlier this year. “We have some amazing scenes that didn’t make it into the movie. You have to make choices sometimes and some things cannot be in this theatrical release but are definitely worthy of people seeing them at a later date.”
Star cast of IT CHAPTER TWO
IT CHAPTER TWO also stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak. The young versions of the Losers’ Club will also be returning.
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