Warner Bros. showed off terrifying first footage for It: Chapter Twoat CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
A glimpse at the It sequel has been highly anticipated, as no official trailer or footage has been made available, and the footage that screened was only for convention attendees.
It: Chapter Two follows the Losers Club decades after the events of the original. The adult versions of the characters are played by Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean and James Ransone. Bill Skarsgard is back as Pennywise, the evil clown.
Director Andy Muschietti came on stage Tuesday with a bunch of big balloons in hand. Stars including Chastain, Hader, McAvoy and Finn Wolfhard joined him onstage, where the younger versions of the cast spoke about having adult actors play older versions of themselves.
“She’s an amazing actress and she looks a lot like me,” Beverly actress Sophia Lillis of Chastain being cast as her older self.
Stranger Things star Wolfhard did give some thought to who would play the older version of Richie. “Richie is funny — to himself,” Wolfhard said, a comment that made Hader laugh.
” ‘Yeah, Hader thinks he’s funny,’ ” Hader said. ” ‘Who’s an asshole who thinks he’s funny?’ ”
McAvoy revealed that his X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-star Chastain was the one who turned him on to the project. “Jessica Chastain, when we were making X-Men, she was rocking an evil wig look and badass. She took me aside and said ‘Listen, there’s this really fucking great director,” recalled McAvoy. ” ‘They really want you to play the older Bill.’ ”