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  • The members of the Loser's Club from It (2017) were asked whom they wanted to play their adult parts: Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier) said Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) said Jessica Chastain, Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) said Chadwick Boseman, Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak) said Jake Gyllenhaal, Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) said Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) said Chris Pratt and Jaeden Martell (Bill Denbrough) said Christian Bale. Wolfhard and Lillis's choices were the only two that ended up being cast.
  • In the book, this second half of It takes place in 1985, shortly before the 1st movie takes place. In this movie, however, it takes place in the mid 2010s.
  • Scheduled to be released on Sep, 6th, 2019, almost two years after the release of It (2017).
  • According to insiders Den of Geek, the script was due to be finished in January 2018.
  • Although this movie is about the adults, the kids will be making appearances in some flashback scenes.
  • In an interview to promote Molly's Game, Jessica Chastain expressed an interest in playing Beverly. During the filming of Chapter One, she emerged as the fan favorite to play the older Bev with director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and actress Sophia Lillis all going on record to say she would be their first choice too.
  • Continuing with the extreme coincidence of the number 27, this film is set to be released on September 6, 2019 (9+6+2+0+1+9 = 27). The 1st chapter It (2017) was released on September 8, 2017 (9+8+2+0+1+7 = 27). There's a 27 year age gap between Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon) and Chosen Jacobs (young Mike) as well as Teach Grant (Henry Bowers) and Nicholas Hamilton (young Henry).
  • The mini-series It (1990) with Tim Curry was released in 1990. 27 years later, the theatrical version It (2017) was released. In the original novel, It comes back every 27 years.
  • This will be the final movie of IT.
  • Marlon Taylor and Jarred Blancard from the 1990 miniseries has expressed interest in reprising their roles as Mike Hanlon and Henry Bowers.
  • Fans of the miniseries suggested the actors to make cameos into the movie, with the exceptions of Jonathan Brandis (Young Bill), John Ritter (Ben Hanscom), and Harry Anderson (Richie Tozier), as they've passed away.
  • This marks the fifth collaboration between Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy after "The disappearence of Eleanor Rigby: Her" (2013), "The disappearence of Eleanor Rigby: Him" (2013), "The disappearence of Eleanor Rigby: Them" (2014) and "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" (2019).
  • This movie marks a reunion between Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Jess Weixler. They previously starred in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014), although Wexler didn't appear in "Him".
  • In April 2018, it was announced that Bill Hader had entered talks to play Richie Tozier. In the same week, Harry Anderson, who played the role in It (1990), had passed away.
  • As of May 2018, the official cast list for the adult versions of the characters includes James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, and Andy Bean as Stan Uris. Yet to be cast are Ben Hanscom, Mike Hanlon, and Henry Bowers. Bill Skarsgård is returning as Pennywise, Jackson Robert Scott is also returning as Georgie Denbrough. The rest of the younger cast is said to appear for flashback scenes, either by footage from It (2017) that had been unused, or by filming of new footage.
  • This is the second Stephen King adaptation released in 2019, following Pet Sematary (2019). "It: Chapter One" was also the second-wide release Stephen King adaptation in 2017 following The Dark Tower (2017).
  • Chastain, Skarsgård and McAvoy have starred in at least one X-Men movie. Chastain and McAvoy also starred together in Dark Phoenix (2019), marking this their third collaboration, and Skarsgård was in Deadpool 2 (2018). This is also Skarsgård and McAvoy's first collaboration since Atomic Blonde (2017).
  • Second collaboration with actress Jessica Chastain, Director Andy Muschietti and Producer Barbara Muschietti. All three worked previously on the horror movie 'Mama' (2013)
  • Filmed under the pseudonym "Largo."
  • James Ransone (Eddie) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (young Ben) share the same birthday: June 2nd.
  • Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader all starred in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
  • Filming began on June 19, 2018 in Toronto, Canada and officially wrapped on October 30, 2018, Devil's Night.
  • Began filming on June 18, 2018, the same day the Pet Semetary remake began principal photography.
  • Bill Hader was approached for the role of Richie Tozier based on Finn Wolfhard's wish to cast him in the sequel. Hader, who had never met Wolfhard, was extremely flattered that Wolfhard wanted him to take on the role.
  • One of Richie Tozier's character traits is his ability to do "voices" and impressions. Bill Hader is a well-known impressionist, famous for the celebrity impressions he did for years on "Saturday Night Live." With this in mind, screenwriter Gary Dauberman wrote a scene in which Richie does an impression of Al Pacino, a voice that Hader is quite good at. However, Hader requested that the impression be removed from the script because the Pacino impression was old material and he didn't feel like doing it again.
  • The first photo of the new adult cast together was released by the official "It" Twitter account on July 2, 2018.
  • Jessica Chastain was considered for Beverly while the first film was still in production. She was also the first one to be officially cast.
  • Wyatt Oleff celebrated his fifteenth birthday on set.
  • The character Mike Hanlon is essentially the one chosen to be the look-out and call the remaining losers back to Derry. Mike Hanlon is played by Isaiah Mustafa as an adult and Chosen Jacobs as a kid. The name "Mustafa" means "chosen one" in Arabic.
  • Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) has stated that he had more fun on set during this movie because he was actually able to talk to and hang out with his adult co-stars. Skarsgård had minimal contact with his child co-stars in Chapter One so that they would be more genuinely scared of Pennywise once they saw him.
  • James McAvoy injured himself for real during his character's fight scenes with Pennywise, suffering a double thigh strain.
  • Of the cast, only one pair of actors who portray the same character share the same hometown. The actors who portray Stanley Uris, Wyatt Oleff and Andy Bean, were both born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
  • IT: Chapter 2 wrapped up filming on November 1st, 2018
  • Bill Skarsgard's older brother, Alexander Skarsgard, costarred with James Ransone on HBO's Generation Kill.
  • The film had a lengthy 86 day shoot.
  • Chris Pratt was considered for the role of Ben Hanscom.
  • Chadwick boseman was considered for the role of mike Hanlon.
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt was considered for the role of Stanley Uris.
  • Jessica Chastain had previously acted in Andy Muschietti's 2013 feature Mama.
  • Likewise, the supporting cast aren't major Hollywood stars many fans were expecting the sequel to such a smash hit to get. It's mostly people who have acting experience from lesser known films, as well as TV shows.
  • Fake American: Jay Ryan is a New Zealander. James McAvoy is Scottish.
  • Jessica Chastain and Jess Weixler, who play the female leads, are real life best friends.
  • The Smokehole scene is also planned to be in the sequel (albeit in a flashback).
  • The film was based on the second half of the 1986 novel of same name by Stephen King.
  • Bill Hader said since it was his first time acting in a horror film he struggled to act scared, because his natural reaction to being scared was to nervously smile.
  • Jessica Chastain and the director Andy Muschietti also worked together on Mama (2013)
  • Bill Hader was unaware that Bill Skarsgård can actually move his eyes in two different directions. Hader asked Skarsgård what kind of editing was done to achieve the effect in the first movie- Skarsgård, in full costume and makeup, responded by saying "Oh, you mean this?" and doing it, causing Hader to freak out.
  • This is Bill Hader's first horror film.
  • The role of Richie Tozier was written with Bill Hader in mind, but it still allowed freedom for another actor to potentially take on the role. Once Hader officially joined the cast, the script was edited to tailor the role specifically for his talents.
  • Idris Elba expressed interest in playing Mike prior to Isaiah Mustafa's casting.
  • Bill Skarsgård stated in an interview that even after filming had wrapped, he would have nightmares of Pennywise. In these nightmares he would have to battle Pennywise just as the characters in the film do.
  • Jess Weixler (Audra) was pregnant during filming.
  • Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom) used to work as a clown before his acting career took off.
  • Xavier Dolan met director Andy Muschietti randomly and expressed interest about being in this film, having loved the first one. Dolan said "I'll do anything you want, be the door handle, the door knob, the curtain, whatever I can do in this film". He was later cast as Adrian Mellon.
  • James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain co-starred in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
  • Seth Green, who played the young Richie in the miniseries It (1990), expressed interest in playing the adult Richie in this film.
  • At the moment (July 28th) the runtime of It: Chapter Two is massive 165 minutes. This means it's one of the longest horror movies ever made.
  • The script was tailored for Bill Hader's talents and, as such, contained a scene in which he performed his famous Al Pacino impression. Hader requested that the scene be removed, as he did not want to repeat things that he had done before.
  • The young actors who were the Losers Club in chapter one grew tremendously in the 2 years following filming. They had to be digitally 'de-aged' in some scenes as they looked significantly older than before.

Spoilers

  • In the original novel Mike is the character who is a bookworm and spends time in the library and eventually is the group member who stays in Derry and owns a library when everyone else leaves in case "IT" comes back. But since this was changed so that Ben is into books and not Mike, Ben might be the character in the sequel to stay in Derry and Mike might leave.
  • It: Chapter Two is rumored to include a scene that was cut from the first film. The scene is set back in the 1600's and has Pennywise devour a human baby. This scene was cut from the film because it was extremely dark and disturbing.
  • Henry Bowers' fate was left ambiguous in It (2017) after he was pushed down a well. It wasn't until Teach Grant was cast that we learned that Bowers survived the fall. (Note: Not a surprise for fans of the book)
  • In It (2017), Henry Bowers' fate after being pushed down the well shaft was left ambiguous by the filmmakers. It wasn't confirmed that he survived until it was announced that Teach Grant joined the cast.
  • The Black Spot Nightclub fire, which was intended to appear in Chapter One but was cut due to budget constraints, is planned to be the opening scene of this movie.
  • A deleted scene from It (2017) revealed that Henry Bowers killed his friends, which explains why they were absent from the rest of the film. This scene is rumored to be in this film.
  • 9×3 is 27. 999 is 666 upside down.
  • 27 years pass before the Loser's Club has to face Pennywise again. 3 × 9 = 27, 999 is 666 upside down.
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