If you saw and you’re already planning your Losers’ Club Halloween outfit or you’ve been combing through the original Stephen King book for more answers, you probably want as much info about the upcoming sequel you can get. And chances are you’re not alone because the movie is totally killing it at the box office. Even if you still have creepy visions of Pennywise dancing in your head, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start thinking ahead, and there are a few sequel spoilers that should definitely hold you over. Hopefully we won’t have to wait 27 years to see the movie.
The next installment of the story is apparently in the works, but we probably have to sit tight patiently to see it on the big screen. If you’re familiar with the 1990 miniseries starring Tim Curry you might be aware that that adaptation told the complete story of both the pre-teen and adult versions of Losers’ Club. It also clocked in at almost 200 minutes, so we don’t blame the theatrical release for being split into two (or more?) parts. The studio is only starting to get things going on what’s being called and according to we likely won’t see a release until 2019.
But don’t let that long wait scare you. There’s some good news. Even though the second chapter will take place in present day, the amazing cast of kids will return with the help of some sort of time jump situation.
“There will be a dialogue between the two timelines, which is something that I love from the book,” director Andy Muschietti shared with Yahoo! Movies. “So it’s not just the [Losers’ Club as] adults, we’re going to come back to 1989.”
“If we’re telling the story of adults, we are going to have flashbacks that take us back to the ’80s and inform the story in the present day,” Muschietti told .
Thank you, flashbacks.
The second chapter of Stephen King’s novel focuses on the now grown-up versions of the Derry, Maine kids who once banded together to defeat fear and evil in the form of The Dancing Clown. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the 1990 version or read the book, and don’t say we didn’t warn you…. Mike is now the town librarian, and his investigation into Pennywise is the impetus for getting the band of misfits back together after all those years.
“My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book,” Andy revealed further . “I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.”
It will be interesting to see who will play the 40 plus-aged cast members in the sequel, though no word has been announced about the actors on the short list. Jaeden Lieberher, who plays tween Bill in the first movie, already has an idea when it comes to who should take on his fictional adult self. “I think Ewan McGregor would be interesting. I don’t want to offend him or anything, but he might be too old. I love Ewan McGregor, and I think he’s a great actor. I think he could play Bill very well,” he told . Hey, it’s hard to disagree with that. You hear that, casting directors?
While Pennywise is the key piece to this horrifying puzzle, will the man-behind-the-makeup Bill Skarsgard float back to reprise the role? Clearly he’s a necessary ingredient.
“I am attached to it but that’s all I can say, we’re in the early stages and I’m talking to Andy about it and figuring out what It will be. It’s a different story but I’m excited to delve in deeper to the character as there’s more exploration for who Pennywise is,” the actor told Metro.
We’re excited to learn more about Pennywise’s origins and be reunited with the Losers of Derry, even if we’ll have to put our brave pants on and face our fears alongside their adult selves. Yikes.
Can’t wait? If you need something in the meantime and you haven’t checked out the 1986 novel, just listen to Stephen King.
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‘Game of Thrones’ documentary has everyone freaking out over one scene
Whether or not you saw it coming, Kit Harington apparently didn’t.
Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. You must know this by now.
“No one was more emotional about the fate of Daenerys Targaryen than Kit Harington.
As seen in HBO’s behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch, which aired Sunday, the star who played Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen can be seen during the cast’s very last table read reaching the moment when his character kills his beloved queen.
Whether or not you saw it coming in the show, Harington apparently didn’t, and it’s an undeniably stunning moment in the two-hour documentary about the making of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season.
Mother of Dragons and fellow star Emila Clarke can be seen sitting across the table nodding knowingly, as Sophie Turner a.k.a. Sansa Stark sits beside Harington and throws a wry smile his way.
It’s a highly relatable, emotional moment, that sees both Clarke and Harington shed a tear or two.
It’s one that, like the series finale, saw emotional responses from fans too, with many venting about it on Twitter. One called it “more emotional than the actual scene itself.”
Taylor Swift Prepped For ‘Cats’ Movie By Going To ‘Cat School’
Taylor Swift is clearly taking her role in the upcoming “Cats” movie furry seriously.
“The pop star and noted feline enthusiast told Entertainment Weekly that preparation for her role as Bombalurina in the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has involved attending “cat school.”
“I just fully committed and threw myself into the process and had the most fun,” Swift told EW in a story published Friday. “We had this thing called ‘cat school’ that was a class where you could learn about how to create the motions of cats, how to think like they think, how to sense things the way that they do, carry yourself the way a cat would. I learned a lot.”
Swift also discussed “cat school” in a video interview with Time last month. Even so, her newer comments to EW are making headlines this week, probably because the idea of cat school is hilarious……………………………………………………………”
Taron Egerton’s ‘Rocketman’ looks like a better ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’.
Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 will be the year of Rocketman.
“The Elton John biopic shared about seven minutes of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it looks good, I feel fairly confident saying it’s going to make a ton of money.
The extended first look follows Reginald Dwight from his very early years as a shy kid with a natural talent for classical piano, to his young adult years as an unstoppable creative force, to a troubled middle age in which he seems to have lost sight of who he really is. (Taron Egerton plays John in adulthood.)
We get to see him meet songwriter Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), change his name to Elton John (according to this movie, he happens upon the surname when he happens to spot a photo of the Beatles), play the Troubadour and Dodger Stadium, and so on……………………………………………………………”