The 2018 San Diego International Comic Con has begun, and we’re going to be covering the news breaking out from the SDCC all weekend! As part of the SDCC celebrations New Line Cinema hosted their own event, Scare Diego, where they revealed the first footage from the upcoming horror sequel IT: Chapter 2.
Director Andy Muschietti and the cast were unable to attend in San Diego as the film is still shooting. However, Muschetti filmed an intro to the footage where he thanked fans for their support.
The footage mostly consisted of a sizzle reel of multiple elements from the first film and the sequel. Beginning with shots from the end of the film, and then footage of the table read with the adult Losers Club. We then get glimpses of the childhood friends all meeting as adults for the first time in a Chinese restaurant. A scene which, in the classic mini series and book, features the return of Pennywise. There were some other quick glimpses of the adults being scared and shocked. But nothing too intense.
IT: Chapter 2 is still filming, but will hit theaters September 6th 2019. Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are playing adult versions of Beverly Marsh and Bill Denbrough in the sequel, with Jay Ryan playing Ben Hanscom, James Ransone playing Eddie Kaspbrak, Isaiah Mustafa playing Mike Hanlon, Bill Hader playing Richie Tozier, and Andy Bean playing Stanley Uris.
Keep following Poor Man’s Spoiler throughout the weekend for more updates on everything coming out of SDCC 2018!