Warner Bros. has released a new featurette, titled “IT Ends,” in which the cast and crew of IT Chapter Two discuss the end of the Pennywise story and emphasize that the film is not a sequel to the box office smash IT, but rather the second half of a single story told over years.
It Chapter Two reunites the Losers Club in Derry nearly three decades after the events in 2017’s It. They have all gone their separate ways over the years, but now return to their hometown to take care of the evil clown Pennywise once and for all.
While director Andy Muschietti and his sister and producing partner Barbara Muschietti acknowledge that there is likely a lot more ground to be covered and mythology to be mined than just these two generations of stories in the universe of IT, they recently said that it wouldn’t be them who will tackle any spinoffs that might happen. In fact, they are already preparing for The Flash, which is expected to be their next film.
It Chapter Two and It are based on Stephen King‘s iconic 1986 novel. This year’s film stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, and Andy Bean as Stanley, while Jaeden Martell (Bill), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Chosen Jacobs (Mike), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben) reprise their roles as the young versions of the Losers Club. Lastly, Bill Skarsgård is back in the seminal role of Pennywise.
It Chapter Two releases September 6.