The most important verdict on “It: Chapter Two” is in

It: Chapter Two dir. Andy Muschietti 2019

With a trailer on the way, good news surrounding It: Chapter Two continues.

As we eagerly await the trailer for It: Chapter Two, let's consider even more good news. Andy Muschietti's follow-up to his 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's novel is easily the most anticipated horror film of the year. In fact, now that Avengers: Endgame is out of the way - and if you weren't so keen on The Last Jedi - it may be the most anticipated. He did such a terrific job on the first film and the young cast absolutely nailed it, of course.

One of the biggest worries for the sequel has been the shift in time. It followed The Losers' Club during their formative, teenage years, but this time we'll be reacquainted with them in adulthood. Sure, the young cast will appear, yet the source material and previous adaptation suggest that much of the narrative will be spent with them as adults. There's really no reason to worry though when such talent as James McAvoy (Split), Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life), Bill Hader (Superbad) and more are fulfilling the roles. 

The previous film was a box office smash and secured the attention of critics, audiences and famous fans alike. Yet, there's perhaps no other opinion which matters more than Stephen King's; it's his story after all. He expressed a fondness for the 2017 effort, but what does he think about the sequel? Fortunately, he's seen the film and has taken to Twitter to voice his brief thoughts. 

It's certainly great news, along with reports of a trailer dropping Thursday, May 9. Hopefully, it teases something that the first film was lacking: scares. Muschietti's It had good performances, striking visuals and more, but tonally it was lacking a real sense of dread. Pennywise can definitely be utilised better, especially with Bill Skarsgård reprising his role. Admittedly, he did surprise everyone with his portrayal, and yet, we know that the character offers the potential to truly terrify, rather than merely unsettle. 

Expectations are incredibly high for It: Chapter Two, and all the ingredients are there to make this a sequel to remember. Once the trailer arrives, we can truly begin to discuss our hopes for this anticipated reimagining of King's sprawling nightmare. 

In other news, let's discuss Joe Russo's interest in Batman.

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