There is little doubt that It: Chapter Two will focus on the adult version of the Losers Club that once battled Pennywise the Dancing Clown. So why are the young cast of the first film returning in the sequel? James McAvoy has revealed that the children have a true purpose other than a few flashbacks.
McAvoy recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the highly anticipated film where he confirmed that the young actors who played the Losers Club are returning in Chapter Two. According to the Dark Phoenix star, director Andy Muschietti wanted to make sure the audience experiences how the adults get their memories of Derry back.
“Instead of us just standing around going, ‘Oh, I remember that time,’ we get to show it to the audience,” McAvoy said. “Which is great, because that would be real sad if we had to say goodbye to that cast that the audience across the world fell in love with. And actually, in a weird way, this movie resembles the structure of the book, in that it goes back and forth.”
He certainly has a point there. In the Stephen King novel, all but one member of the Losers Club actually moved out of the small town after they defeated Pennywise and somehow forgot most of the things they have done in Derry. Each adult character gets a powerful and terrifying encounter with the clown that makes them remember everything instantly. It would be great to see all of this fleshed out in Chapter Two.
It: Chapter Two is scheduled for release on September 6.