Get your butts ready! (Although, if you sat through ‘Avengers: Endgame you have nothing to worry about.) It has been revealed that ‘It: Chapter Two’ will be two hours and 49 minutes long, which is just 20+ minutes more than ‘Chapter One’, which ran two hours and 26 minutes.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Stephen King’s original ‘It’ novel bounced back and forth between 1958 and 1985, focusing on the Losers Club as kids and adults. For the modern film adaptations, director Andy Muschietti opted to split the story between the story of the kids, chronicled in ‘It: Chapter One’, and as adults in the second film. The time frame was also updated, with ‘Chapter One’ set in 1989 and ‘Chapter Two’ taking place in the present.
Both films feature Bill Skarsgård as “It” otherwise known as Pennyworth the Dancing Clown. The first filmed featured Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jaeden Martell as Bill Denbrough, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, and Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier. It was recently reported that the “kids” from the first movie would be de-aged digitally for the sequel. (Those darn kids! They sprout up so fast!)
James Ransone will portray the adult Eddie, in ‘It: Chapter Two’, with Isaiah Mustafa as adult Mike, Jessica Chastain as adult Bev, James McAvoy as adult Bill, Andy Bean as adult Stanley, Jay Ryan as adult Ben, and Bill Hader as adult Richie.
Jess Weixler, Will Beinbrink, and Teach Grant also star in the second part of this creepy story.
‘It: Chapter Two’ returns to terrorize audiences in theaters on September 6.