Nevertheless, a sequel to the 2017 version is on the way, with the new trailer debuting Wednesday night at San Diego Comic-Con ahead of its debut online on Thursday – which we’ve now got hold of.
Check it out:
Nahh. Nah uh.
Horrifying. Man I hate that clown – Bill Skarsgård is too good.
So the It Chapter 2 trailer quickly reveals that 27 years after the first movie, most of the members of the Losers’ Club have somehow forgotten their horrific experiences after they moved out of Derry as adults.
The sequel continues the story of The Losers’ Club, who, if you remember correctly, took a blood oath to return to Derry if Pennywise ever resurfaced. And yeah, he’s well and truly back.
In the trailer we see James McAvoy running through a funhouse to rescue a child who’s encountered the bloodthirsty clown, sewers and lots of red balloons, which Pennywise clutches while flying through the air while holding. We also see the reappearance of Georgie who is seen telling Beverly “I died.”
Audiences in attendance at Comic Con were also shown three clips from It Chapter 2, with the first taking place at a Chinese restaurant named Jade of the Orient as the members of the Loser’s Club slowly remembering their past lives in Derry.
The second clip shows Bill running through a carnival in search of an unnamed child, one who is apparently being hunted by It. They enter a funhouse and yeah, horror ensues.
The final clip appears to take place later in the film, with the gang now as adults in the old house seen at the end of the 2017 film. They roar “Let’s kill this f***ing clown” before exploring the the creepy house for a moment before becoming separated. It’s here where they’re confronted by a terrifying reveal.
This comes after the first trailer dropped back in May.
Ahead of the trailer dropping, star Bill Skarsgård teased what we can expect from Chapter Two, revealing how events have shifted forward in time for Pennywise.
“He’s been doing this forever really, so he doesn’t change in the sense that you would look differently,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “He looks however he wants to look for any particular prey at the time, but I do think there’s a change.
“The arc of the first movie is that he, for the first time, experiences fear himself. His last line – ‘Fear…’ – is him experiencing it for the first time, and he’s sort of shocked and perplexed and surprised. Like, what is this?”
He continued: “He’s inflicted fear on his prey, and he’s very focused on fear, but he’s never experienced it himself. Now he’s experienced something that he has been inflicting on others and… there’s a shift leading into the second movie.”
Furthermore, he said that fans can expect a Pennywise even more hellbent on revenge, adding: “It fuels hatred and anger towards the kids, who will be adults in this one, so I think there might be an even more vicious Pennywise. He’s really going after it.”
“We can explore his unpredictability now that we’ve established the character for the audience. We can still sort of shock them.”
I mean, it sounds like one of the few sequels that actually might be better than one of the original.
Even Stephen King loves it:
It must be good.
IT: Chapter Two lands in theatres on September 6th.
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