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It Chapter Two (2019) Poster

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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Although this movie is about the adults, the kids will be making appearances in some flashback scenes.
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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.
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James McAvoy injured himself for real during his character's fight scenes with Pennywise, suffering a double thigh strain.
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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.
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Scheduled to be released on Sep, 6th, 2019, almost two years after the release of It (2017).
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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.
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At 2 hours and 49 minutes, IT: Chapter Two is 34 minutes longer than IT (2017), which ran for 2 hours and 15 minutes. It is also the longest horror movie ever. In total, both films have a combined running time of 5 hours and 4 minutes, nearly 2 hours longer than the original 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
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Jessica Chastain and Jess Weixler, who play the female leads, are real life best friends.
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Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom) used to work as a clown before his acting career took off.
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Jessica Chastain was considered for Beverly while the first film was still in production. She was also the first one to be officially cast.
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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.
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The Smokehole scene is also planned to be in the sequel (albeit in a flashback).
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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.
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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.
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Filming began on June 19, 2018 in Toronto, Canada and officially wrapped on October 30, 2018, Devil's Night.
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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).
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Idris Elba expressed interest in playing Mike prior to Isaiah Mustafa's casting.
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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.
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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.
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According to insiders Den of Geek, the script was due to be finished in January 2018.
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Filmed under the pseudonym "Largo."
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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".
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The first photo of the new adult cast together was released by the official "It" Twitter account on July 2, 2018.
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Seth Green, who played the young Richie in the miniseries It (1990), expressed interest in playing the adult Richie in this film.
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The film had a lengthy 86 day shoot.
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Marlon Taylor and Jarred Blancard from the 1990 miniseries has expressed interest in reprising their roles as Mike Hanlon and Henry Bowers.
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Wyatt Oleff celebrated his fifteenth birthday on set.
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Jess Weixler (Audra) was pregnant during filming.
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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).
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Second collaboration with actress Jessica Chastain, Director Andy Muschietti and Producer Barbara Muschietti. All three worked previously on the horror movie 'Mama' (2013)
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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.
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James Ransone (Eddie) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (young Ben) share the same birthday: June 2nd.
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In the funhouse the clown puppets that are swinging from the ceiling resemble Pennywise from the original It miniseries
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Bill Skarsgard's older brother, Alexander Skarsgard, costarred with James Ransone on HBO's Generation Kill.
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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.
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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain co-starred in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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