Stephen King’s IT: Chapter 2 getting into the demented details of Pennywise


With the first part of the IT experience terrorizing audiences worldwide, early word is claiming Chapter 2 will dive into the backstory of Pennywise.

Backstory?….Depends on how you handle IT.

According to Movie Web, the town of Derry is getting in the backstory business. With the Stephen King adaptation destroying Box-Office expectations, everyone is wondering where the story is going. While the book is purely a blueprint, the filmmakers can take a lot of roads to get to Chapter 2.

It’s being reported not only is Bill Skarsgård coming back as Pennywise, but the second chapter is focusing on the backstory of the popular clown.

Here’s what Skarsgård is saying on the issue in an interview with Metro UK:

"“I am attached to it but that’s all I can say, we’re in the early stages and I’m talking to Andy [Muschietti] 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. There is depth and a change in Pennywise from the first scene to the last [in the first film] and there’s a journey there, and I’m glad you said that and it resonated with you, that’s exactly what I want people to feel, ‘wait a minute what is this thing?’"

The 27-year-old actor, who comes from a large family of performers, goes on to elaborate on what he wants to do with Pennywise:

"“And I think that’s what I wanted and that’s where I want to go for the second one, to delve into the psychological and metaphysical spaces of this transdimensional being. We have to raise the ante and not just do the same thing again so I’m looking forward to that process.”"

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Huh….that’s interesting to say the least.

While I’m seeing the film tonight (covering a convention), which makes me slightly less informed, villain expositions is always a recipe for disaster. Sure, I get the intrigue, but it’ll do nothing but make the character less scary, and ultimately, is unnecessary. Villains exists to tell a hero’s story, and and that’s about it…didn’t even mean that pun.

But what I think doesn’t matter, what do you creepy clowns think? Would Penny’s backstory work?

IT stars Bill SkarsgårdJaeden Lieberher and Finn WolfhardAndy Muschietti directs a script by Chase Palmer and Cary FukunagaKatzSmith ProductionsLin Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment produces, with New Line Cinema distributing. The adaptation is now playing everywhere.

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