News

It Chapter Two Debuts Trailer and Three New Scenes at Scare Diego 2019

Director Andy Muschietti, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and the rest of the cast kicked off the first night of Comic-Con with a bang. And a little bit of clown tongue.

by | July 18, 2019 | Comments

Can IT: Chapter 2 Live Up to the Hype?

We’re diving in to today’s terrifying new trailer for IT Movie: Chapter 2 – will it live up to the hype?

Posted by Rotten Tomatoes on Thursday, July 18, 2019

New Line Cinema brought It Chapter Two (9/6/2019) to the Spreckels Theatre for their ScareDiego 2019 event Wednesday night, including a panel hosted by Conan O’Brien and featuring director Andy Muschietti and the stars of the film. O’Brien and Muschietti were joined on stage by the second IT half’s adult cast: Jessica Chastain (Beverly Marsh), Bill Hader (Richie Tozier), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Andy Bean (Stanley Uris), Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon), James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak), and Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom). (Pennywise the Clown, AKA Bill Skarsgård, was himself conspicuously absent.)

Conan O’Brien said that he landed the gig hosting the event because of how much he resembles Pennywise the Clown, “in that he’s pale and frightens children.” To really drive that home, everyone who attended the #ScareDiego event this year received a Funko Pop! of Conan O’Brien as Pennywise.

In addition to the panel interview with Muschietti and the cast, ScareDiego 2019 also featured three exclusive (until September 6, anyway) sneak peaks at scenes from It Chapter Two, plus the full trailer ahead of its debut online Thursday. The first scene shows the reunion of the Losers Club at a Chinese restaurant as the return of Pennywise 27 years later brings them together again to finish what they started back in the late 1980s.

The second scene focused on James McAvoy’s Bill character, who follows a young boy through a carnival funhouse (complete with trick mirrors), in what will actually be the second such sequence in 2019 after Lupita Nyong’o and her younger self both went through something similar in Jordan Peele’s Us. One has to wonder if Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker (10/4/2019) might end up in a funhouse at some point as well (considering one was central to the classic Joker story, The Killing Joke). 

Warner Bros. Pictures
(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)

Lastly, the third scene previewed at ScareDiego was the one that has Stephen King fans talking the most, as it’s a departure from the events in King’s original novel. The adult Losers return to the run-down old house on Niebolt Street, leading to a frightening scene that people on Twitter frequently compared to John Carpenter’s The Thing.

For now, most fans will only be able to read about those three scenes, but you can now watch the full It Chapter Two trailer, which plays out with lots of quick glimpses at various scares and scenes of ill ease. The centerpiece is the aforementioned carnival sequence, and around the 2:04 mark, we see Chastain covered in blood. Referring to that scene, Chastain called It Chapter TwoCarrie on steroids,” saying that they used 4,500 gallons of fake blood, most of it on her. Her reaction? “It’s rad.”

Warner Bros. Pictures
(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)

Since ScareDiego is a horror event, the panel touched upon subject quite a bit. Bill Hader said that acting “scared” can be very difficult for him because his natural reaction when frightened is to smile, which doesn’t “sell” horror as well. Hader also recounted a time when he was Facetiming with his kids from the set of the film and Bill Skarsgard popped up over his shoulder — in his full Pennywise costume — to freak the kids out. Jessica Chastain revealed that her mom showed her The Exorcist when she was just 7, and James McAvoy described a nightmare he had of Pennywise stroking his hair, saying, “Time to wake up, James.”

The panel interview also featured a few funny revelations, too. When Andy Bean talked to Wyatt Olef, who played the younger version of his character, Stanley Uris, Wyatt told him, “I wanted Joseph Gordon-Levitt.” Director Andy Muschietti and his frequent collaborator Jessica Chastain ended the panel by showing off their singing tradition from the start of each shoot, singing a bit of the 1926 Tinpan Alley classic “Tonight, You Belong to Me” by Billy Rose and composer Lee David.

Warner Bros. Pictures
(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)

As for what the future might have in store for us, Muschietti revealed that he’d also love to remake the 1981 classic werewolf film (and franchise starter) The Howling. Given how much Muschietti appears to enjoy casting and working with Jessica Chastain (she also starred in his Mama), one has to wonder if perhaps she could star in The Howling as the news journalist who ends the movie with an iconic reveal.

The saga of the Losers Club and their 27-year-old fight with Pennywise the killer clown will conclude when It Chapter Two creeps back into theaters on September 6, 2019.



Tag Cloud

Britbox VICE TV Captain marvel National Geographic DGA LGBT Stephen King Rom-Com Binge Guide YouTube Premium 2016 IFC NBC GIFs Horror TCA 2017 Tumblr CBS All Access elevated horror SXSW Lifetime TIFF diversity television TCA Extras 20th Century Fox PaleyFest festivals Mudbound HBO Max Teen Biopics dragons richard e. Grant casting Creative Arts Emmys TNT San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars First Look Toys crossover AMC Emmy Nominations crime drama thriller binge Emmys movies comiccon dc SundanceTV spy thriller ratings streaming New York Comic Con Disney streaming service war Showtime Esquire jamie lee curtis Universal Writers Guild of America crime thriller Nickelodeon Comics on TV Logo miniseries true crime composers comic RT21 Drama TLC Shudder game show robots Trivia Paramount Network E3 Masterpiece FXX Super Bowl Apple MTV Sony Pictures Calendar Disney Channel Western science fiction The Arrangement See It Skip It Pride Month Action GoT hist Pet Sematary nature harry potter anthology Pirates serial killer Trophy Talk Premiere Dates Opinion Certified Fresh GLAAD Ghostbusters 2017 Vudu period drama Watching Series Countdown Spring TV medical drama psychological thriller children's TV social media Kids & Family Syfy WarnerMedia Music Dark Horse Comics Photos dceu revenge CBS Trailer unscripted History VH1 mutant cats Reality Rock Sundance Now boxoffice sitcom Epix Warner Bros. IFC Films Cannes Red Carpet series book Walt Disney Pictures Awards Quiz YA Valentine's Day kids A&E TruTV PBS Paramount American Society of Cinematographers zombie Shondaland Christmas Country Oscars blaxploitation DC Comics space BET Podcast spinoff DirecTV politics Acorn TV USA Network cars psycho animated Pop Pixar 2018 WGN El Rey FOX Mary Tyler Moore Lionsgate Amazon Box Office OWN CMT doctor who Mary Poppins Returns award winner Holidays historical drama transformers TCM quibi RT History 007 supernatural YouTube Red strong female leads zero dark thirty Spike Anna Paquin talk show golden globes singing competition Sci-Fi sequel theme song adventure Winter TV Year in Review Nat Geo E! discovery Lucasfilm cults Sneak Peek facebook Tarantino Bravo Adult Swim Chilling Adventures of Sabrina CW Seed travel Fantasy ghosts Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt political drama natural history Comedy LGBTQ Columbia Pictures MCU green book Martial Arts Fox News SDCC 45 NYCC Elton John Women's History Month 2015 Grammys DC Universe Reality Competition USA Animation Awards Tour Marathons FX docudrama based on movie Tomatazos disaster 21st Century Fox Winners MSNBC Disney President dramedy Rocketman crime X-Men zombies Cartoon Network Film Festival anime police drama Brie Larson sports Fall TV CNN Spectrum Originals Cosplay ABC justice league technology Hulu Character Guide HBO BBC America Marvel aliens Election Superheroes toy story Film cinemax Summer tv talk Video Games Sundance The Witch DC streaming service vampires adaptation ITV BBC ABC Family Comedy Central Amazon Prime TV Land biography Set visit finale teaser Star Trek ESPN mockumentary Heroines TBS Musical Netflix Crackle Interview Song of Ice and Fire Schedule Nominations Rocky Chernobyl Best and Worst romance APB Superheroe cooking Food Network witnail spider-man Musicals 2019 Amazon Prime Video Comic Book Mary poppins Ellie Kemper Family 24 frames Black Mirror Mindy Kaling Mystery cops Infographic Ovation Freeform Polls and Games The CW Starz Thanksgiving what to watch