Now, director Andy Muschietti has revealed how he decided on who should be cast as the members of the grown-up Club members.
The cast includes Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier. Additionally, James Ransone will appear as Eddie Kaspbrak, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Andy Bean as Stan Uris and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon.
“I wanted the adult Losers to be believable and that people believed that we’re talking about the same people,” he said. “It was a journey of finding and looking. I’m proud to say that all of the people I wanted in the movie finally landed in it. It was so incredible to find all the people standing here were so excited to be a part of it.”
He also said he wanted the adult actors to have the “same energy and DNA” as their young counterparts.
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 3, 2019
As previously mentioned, the film also debuted its first official scene at CinemaCon. While footage is not available online of the scene, you can see the same scene in the 1990 miniseries below.
While the film will focus on the adult version of the club, that doesn’t mean the kids from the first film won’t make an appearance. As previously reported, the kids from the first film will appear in flashbacks during the sequel.
Additionally, the film will see the adults of the Loser’s Club tackling the strange ritual that involves the group biting each other’s tongues and laughing.
We’ve previously heard that the film will have “the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film,” which sounds pretty exciting to us.
It: Chapter 2 hits theaters September 6.
How excited are you for It: Chapter 2? Sound off in the comments below!