The Losers Club—at least a much older version—will be back on the big screen on September 6, 2019. The much-anticipated sequel to IT will return to Derry, Maine, and see Pennywise the Dancing Clown terrorizing young children once again.
I suppose hearing there will be a sequel spoils the ending of the first movie—but most people, especially those who read the Stephen King novel, likely suspected that Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) would return for the sequel. I mean, the first film led audiences to believe he died—but you know how these things go.
Director Andy Muschietti and the rest of the team behind IT, including screenwriter Gary Dauberman, are all expected to return. It’s unclear how much the sequel, which should feature a much older Losers Club, will differ from the book. For what it’s worth, there were some notable differences between the first film and King’s novel—but all changes for the better.
IT has gone on to shatter box office records since hitting theaters earlier this month, including becoming the highest-grossing horror film in history. That’s impressive considering how dour the box office has been this year—particularly over the summer months.
It’s likely the original cast will return in some capacity, although the brunt of the second chapter will likely deal with the older Losers Club coming together to eliminate Pennywise once and for all.
The second chapter of IT hits theaters on September 6, 2019.