With Andy Muschietti’s IT Movie adaptation coming soon to home video formats, fans have been eagerly awaiting the additional scenes that were cut from the film. These cut scenes included an alternate ending. The scene would have had a more ominous final shot, which was previously described along with all the other deleted scenes:
“Denbrough family vacation”: After saying goodbye to Beverly at the end of the movie, Bill and his parents are packing for the family vacation Bill was talking about in an earlier deleted scene. This subplot does kind of enhance the family dynamic. As the car drives away, the camera pulls in to the drain where Georgie was taken. Camera stops, and rain starts to hit the pavement. This would have been a perfect final shot.
However, this alternate ending has now been unofficially released online for your viewing pleasure.
Now having seen how the final shot would have extended the original ending of the film, it definitely would’ve been cool to see. It’s almost a bit full circle, taking the viewer back to the opening of the film where it was revealed that anything could happen. And getting to look at that sewer grate, although nothing quite happens, is quite a tease. It implies to the viewer that Pennywise isn’t quite dead and will be coming back for its revenge.
And while we wait for that next film to happen, we will get to see Muschietti’s director’s cut of IT in just a few months. Hopefully the deleted scenes will have enough content to hold fans over. Plus there’s always the book and original miniseries, right?
What did you think of the deleted scene? Are you ready for the director’s cut and IT: Chapter Two? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments section down below!