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IT star and director hint at more Pennywise to come… one way or another

September 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Pennywise saga of IT isn’t over yet…

So, with the second movie currently in cinemas (here’s our review), it looks like, even though Stephen King’s story is now told on screen, there’s likely more Pennywise coming.

Director Andy Muschietti has revealed that there is ‘talks’ about doing an extended supercut of the two movies together into one long scare-fest: “The studio probably doesn’t know this…” he says

“No, we’re in talks with the studio to make a supercut, which is basically the two movies edited together with all the material that is not in the released versions. And yeah, there are a couple of scenes that I want to shoot to make this a new experience.”

Interesting, but what could he want to film? Well, he’s not giving too much away: “One thing is from the novel and the other thing is not… I want to be a little cryptic about it.”

Muscietti also explains that the supercut would last over six hours, which is also interesting as the first movie was 2hrs 15mins and the second is 2hrs 45mins, adding up to a neat 5hrs. So there’s another hour in there somewhere.

However, there is also the possibility the extended cut rather than (or perhaps as well as) hitting cinemas, may be put on TV: “People now, they binge a series for 10 hours of viewing, so it wouldn’t surprise me,” he added.

But that’s not all, as, despite telling the full story already, it seems there may be plans behind the scenes for an additional IT movie.

Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgard, has revealed that there may be more to explore regarding who Pennywise is and how he became the monster we love to hate: “It would have to be the right type of approach to it,” he says.

“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.”

We know from the book and movies that Pennywise himself is an ancient evil, around long before The Losers came across him, so there’s definitely a possible look back at the character’s horrific history, Muschietti said: “There is a whole mythology to the book though [and] mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore. It has been on Earth for millions of years. He’s been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material. It’s always exciting to think of eventually exploring this mythology.”

We all know that studios do love a cash-cow and despite IT: Chapter II not getting the best reviews, it’s certainly making a lot of money, so I’d say it’s a safe bet that one or both of these things will happen eventually.

Let’s just hope they talk to Stephen King if they decide to do a prequel


Meanwhile… I’d watch THIS sequel:

Source: Joblo and Joblo

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….