Bill Skarsgård is open to playing Pennywise in a third IT movie if the story works. Skarsgård recently told Entertainment Weekly that he’d be up for returning to the role.
“It would have to be the right type of approach to it,” Skarsgård explained. “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. So, there might be something interesting out of it. I think it would be fun.”
While there is no source material to go off of, it wouldn’t be surprising if they chose to make an IT CHAPTER THREE considering the new film has already earned $91 million in domestic sales this weekend as well as $94 million overseas. While the movie didn’t earn as much as its predecessor, it’s still a big enough earner to warrant a follow-up.
At present, fans of another one of King’s classic novels, The Shining, are awaiting the release of Doctor Sleep – the official sequel to the 1977 hit novel. King wrote Doctor Sleep back in 2013, with every intention to pair it with The Shining. And while we still don’t know how that film adaptation will be received when it hits theaters at the end of October, its very existence is proof that King is willing to expand on his creative worlds in order to please fans.
In addition to Skarsgård, IT CHAPTER TWO stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak.
Would you like to see an IT CHAPTER THREE? Tell us in the comments!IT CHAPTER TWO is now playing in theaters everywhere.