Due to the overwhelming success of IT, it’s no surprise that there’s a rush to get IT: Chapter 2 into production. The plan is to stick to the time difference that Stephen King referred to and have the second movie follow The Losers Club all grown up. This will bring the time period to 2015 and although the cast isn’t fully decided, there are reports of potential people to fill certain roles such as Jessica Chastain playing the role of Beverly.
On the heavier side of it, fans were hoping Andy Muschietti would come back to direct the sequel, even though that was pretty much a given. Muschietti decided to take to his Instagram to post an interesting picture and caption that confirms his involvement. This image was posted on April 1st, and we know what Hollywood is like when it comes to their April Fools pranks, but maybe, just maybe that is why he posted it then. To throw fans off the scent or to keep them guessing until the very last moment when he steps up and either says “yes” or “no” about directing again.
What really stuck out for me, was that recently it was reported that the film’s title was chosen as IT: Part 2 and in Muschietti’s post he clearly names IT: Chapter 2. Now this could just be an oversight or maybe that was his own little April Fools prank – but it could also mean that they really haven’t decided between the two titles and we are still working with a mystery on our hands. Hopefully all questions will be answered shortly as they are set to start filming soon with the release date being September of 2019. They cannot leave us hanging for too long… or can they?
When Stephen King writes a book, it usually ends in a large amount of success and seems to bring a creepy suspense feeling to whomever is reading it. When Kings novels come to life on screen, more times than not, they become a movie to remember with amazing screenplays and great characters, and that is what happened with the 2017 adaption of IT. Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise the Clown not only did the impossible by getting his eyes to go different ways, but he was able to bring this creature off the pages and into our nightmares.
What do you think about Andy Muschietti’s post, and if it is a prank or is he hinting to his come back? Do you think they really are having trouble deciding the name? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!