While the first installment’s trailer debuted in late March 2017, it looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for the next chapter. However, Warner Bros. semi-delivered with some footage at this year’s CinemaCon.
The next chapter will focus on the adult version of the Losers Club. 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.
Following a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel at pop culture festival CCXP in Brazil in December, Warner Bros. debuted its first official scene this week. Much of the cast, both adult and their youth counterparts, was in attendance for WB’s CinemaCon event where attendees got a look at Chastain as Marsh as she returns to Derry, according to CinemaBlend.
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The site details the scene, which focuses on Marsh returning to her childhood home, hesitant about facing her father. Believing the door reads “Marsh,” Beverly is surprised an elderly woman answers only to realize it actually reads “Kersh.”
Mrs. Kersh explains Marsh’s father had passed but invites her inside for tea. Once inside, Marsh uses the bathroom where she discovers the postcard Ben sent her, which reads, “Your hair is winter fire; January embers. My heart burns there, too.” The memory launches a flashback to young Marsh, played by Sophia Lillis.
Out of frame, the audience sees Mrs. Kersh flailing her arms wildly. Marsh returns for tea where Mrs. Kersh then apologizes about the heat in her home. However, she then says the famous belief in Derry, “No one who ever dies here ever really dies.”
Marsh soon notices Mrs. Kersh’s gaping chest wound and photos that line her wall. When asked about them, Kersh explains her father was an immigrant who later joined the circus. Having left the room to check on cookies, Kersh returns fully nude. This prompts Kersh to then ask, “I was always daddy’s little girl. What about you? Are you still his little girl, Beverly? ARE YOU?” The statement particularly affects Marsh as it’s what father asks in the first installment, and then Kersh lunges at her.
While the clip isn’t yet available online, this specific scene is also present in the original 1990 miniseries, which you can see below. While there is no graphic nudity, the scene is just as unsettling.
Following the extended scene, Warner Bros. shared a montage of clips from the upcoming It: Chapter 2, which includes both the young and adult Losers Club. Collider reports that Hader and McAvoy are most prominently featured, and that infamous “most blood that’s ever been in a horror film” scene is shown.
Chastain previously discussed the latter clip on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she said, “The next day, I was pulling blood out of my eyeballs — like, fake blood.”
The clip also shows Hader as Tozier beneath a giant Paul Bunyan statue, as described by Slash Film. Fans got a first-look at Pennywise and the aforementioned statue back in September. At the time, the cast was filming in Canada, and a local news organization spotted the Bill Skarsgård (or possibly a stunt double) atop the statue in Port Hope Memorial Park in Ontario.
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Several of the aforementioned outlets state the clip ends with Pennywise’s demonic laugh and a simple, “Hello.”
More on It: Chapter 2
As previously reported, the kids from the first film will appear in flashbacks during the sequel.
Additionally, Chapter 2 will see the adults of the Loser’s Club tackling the strange ritual that involves the group biting each other’s tongues and laughing. Writer Gary Dauberman spilled the beans to CinemaBlend, saying:
“The Ritual of Chüd is challenging. But it’s such an important component to the book that we had to address it.” Dauberman credits the creative bond between production members in overcoming the “difficult to balance” passage.
IT: Chapter 2 hits theaters September 6.