A new fan-trailer for IT: Chapter 2 has arrived, with a cast that includes Jessica Chastain as Bev Marsh and Jake Gyllenhaal as Eddie Kaspbrak. Andrés Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s novel IT was one of the biggest hits of 2017, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike, mostly over the performance of the young cast.
IT: Chapter One covers half the story from the novel, following a group of kids self-named “The Losers’ Club” as they come face to face with an evil shape-shifting entity (whose preferred form is that of Pennywise, the Dancing Clown). In order to defeat this entity, the Losers will have to confront their deepest fears. The sequel – appropriately titled IT: Chapter Two – will take us back to Derry to meet the adult versions of the Losers as they deal with Pennywise’s return, 27 years after their first encounter. While the cast hasn’t been officially announced, there have been a few names floating around (the main one being that of Jessica Chastain) which has led some internet users to make some impressive fan-trailers with their dream fan-cast.
The latest on these fan-trailers comes from StryderHD, and features Jessica Chastain as Bev Marsh, Jake Gyllenhaal as Eddie Kaspbrak, Terrence Howard as Mike Hanlon, Patrick Wilson as Bill Denbrough, Chris Pratt as Ben Hanscom, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richie Tozier, and Jon Heder as Stanley Uris. With footage from films such as The Conjuring, Insidious, Passengers, Molly’s Game, and Interstellar (just to name a few) the trailer gives a good idea at how this cast would work as the grown-up versions of the Losers.
The presence of Pennywise was made possible thanks to footage from Muschietti’s IT (both from the film and behind-the-scenes material) and Jon Watts’ Clown, which follows a father who becomes a savage killer while wearing a cursed clown costume that won’t come off. Just a few weeks back, another fan-made IT: Chapter Tow trailer made its rounds on the internet, featuring a similar cast to the one shown above, only with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Stan Uris, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike, and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier.
Some of these actors have either been rumoured for a role in IT: Chapter 2 or are simply recurrent names in fan-cast lists. Chastain’s involvement has been heavily rumoured since the sequel was confirmed, and it was been reported that she is in talks to star in it. IT: Chapter Two will have Muschietti back as director, who has previously worked with Chastain in the supernatural horror film Mamá, and with both parties up for a new collaboration, it wouldn’t be too surprising if we do end up seeing Chastain as grown-up Bev.
IT: Chapter Two will reportedly start filming this June in Toronto, with September 6, 2019 set as release date. The grown-up part of the novel is considered by many the weakest part of the story, so it's understandable that the studio is taking its time to build a strong ensemble. If everything goes according to plan, it won’t be long until we have confirmation on the adult cast – and with it will come new fan-trailers, only this time with the official cast.
- IT Chapter Two (2019) release date: Sep 06, 2019