Pennywise Is ‘Even More Vicious’ In It: Chapter Two

It: Chapter Two

by Ben Travis |
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There’s plenty to be excited about with the arrival of It: Chapter Two. Not only do we have a grown-up cast including the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader joining the lovable kids from the first film, but the most iconic evil clown in history is back. 27 after first terrifying the Losers’ Club, Pennywise is back to wreak havoc in Derry, Maine all over again – and according to the man behind the faceprint, Bill Skarsgård, this time he’s even more dangerous.

“The arc of the first movie is that he, for the first time, experiences fear himself,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “His last line – ‘Fear…’ – is him experiencing it for the first time, and he’s sort of shocked and perplexed and surprised. Like, what is this?” After having the tables turn on him at the end of the first film, It: Chapter Two sees Pennywise on a more personal vendetta. “It fuels hatred and anger towards the kids, who will be adults in this one, so I think there might be an even more vicious Pennywise. He’s really going after it.”

After months of waiting, we finally got our first look at the film with the arrival of the trailer – which includes a creepy extended scene of a grown-up Bev Marsh (here played by Chastain) revisiting her childhood home. Beyond that, we got glimpses of the Losers’ Club old and new, some new creepy Pennywise guises, and more frights to come. The second half of Stephen King’s epic horror, as adapted by director Andy Muschietti, will hit cinemas on 6 September.

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