While the release of IT: Chapter 2 signifies the end of adapting Stephen King’s iconic novel IT, that doesn’t mean Warner Bros. couldn’t create new stories based within the established world. After all, both films have been unimaginably successful for the studio thus far – it’s almost silly not to imagine that a third film could be a possibility. Especially given the incredible lore and history behind Pennywise. While director Andy Muschietti recently hinted at the immense mythology they could mine for new stories, it seems Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård himself is interested in the idea.
In a new interview with EW, he explained,
“It would have to be the right type of approach to it,” Skarsgård, who stars as the shapeshifting clown Pennywise in both Chapter 1 and 2, began. “The book ends where the second movie ends, so that is the final chapter of this story. There is this interesting aspect of going back in time before all this happened. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring. Obviously that would be a story that’s not in the book, it would be a freestanding story, but obviously within the same universe.”
Finally, Bill Skarsgård gives his overall approval of the concept. As he added,
“So, there might be something interesting out of it. I think it would be fun.”
There’s definitely all sorts of different timelines and scenarios the studio could play with in both being respectful to the original book but also transcending it. Perhaps even Stephen King himself could be asked to pen up some kind of continuation, after all, he did hint that “Pennywise Lives” in his novel Dreamcatcher. Maybe it’s about time we play around with that idea?
How would you feel about another IT movie? Could you see the story being continued, or should they let it end at Chapter 2? Let us know in the comments section down below!