While footage from ‘It: Chapter 2‘ isn’t floating around online quite yet, a sizzle reel for the film that showed off a few scenes was screened at San Diego Comic-Con 2018! We have a description of what the audience was able to check out to share with you, and I can’t wait until we get an official teaser for the film.
While New Line featured a few of their upcoming titles at their Hall H presentation, it was a look at the Loser’s Club as adults that had the audience excited. With Pennywise making a return and the first half of this adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most iconic works making a killing at the box office it should come as no surprise that people are dying to see more of it.
This featurette had director Andy Muschietti not only sharing what to expect in the film but had a couple of sequences and our first look at the characters played by James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean.
Here is what audiences were able to check out:
It is the moment where the Losers Club is all reunited for the first time since their summer pact in 1989, now adults who can barely recall childhood or each other. James McAvoy stands tall as Bill Denbrough, sporting a full luscious mane of hair for those wondering if McAvoy was shaving his head again (Bill goes bald in the book). He is staring incredulously at all his childhood friends gathered in one place, including Chastain as an adult Beverly, and most deliciously Bill Hader as adult Richie.
Banging a tacky ceremonial gong behind him (it is set in suburban Maine), Hader’s Richie shouts out, ‘What’s up losers?! So what do y’all want to talk about?’ At least the way it is edited, James Ransone’s adult Eddie Kaspbrak mutters ‘holy shit’ in disbelief. The sequence is part of a sizzle reel that also includes Chastain’s adult Bev being phased by something and checking her smartphone, in a departure from the 1985-set novel.
Pennywise is also rumored to have made an appearance at the end of this section as this is the point in the novel that he attacked the adults while they had dessert.
Are you looking forward to ‘It: Chapter 2’? Do you feel that it will turn out to be just as much of a draw for audiences as the first film in this 2-part series? Share your thoughts below!