With IT still tearing through the Box Office, there’s still matters regarding what was cut from the theatrical release.
One such scene was revealed by Bill Skarsgård, which would’ve elaborated on how IT decided to take the form of a clown – while speaking with Variety:
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” Skarsgard said. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one. The idea is the ‘It’ entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.”
There were a few similar concepts written into Cary Fukunaga’s original script, which was dropped when he left the project in 2015. Although Skarsgård did say the scene could be used in the sequel, and explained that he was excited to explore some of the more cosmic elements of the novel.
“The book is very abstract and metaphysical about what it means to exist and the idea of fantasy and imagination and all of these things,” Skarsgard said. “I think that could be cool to explore as well. It’s like, what is Pennywise? He only exists in the imagination of children. If you don’t believe him to be real then he might not be real. There’s an interesting aspect to explore there.”
Meanwhile, IT is still playing in theaters. Chapter Two is set for a release sometime in 2019.