The reboot of IT got an R-rating when it came out in 2017 for "violence/horror, bloody images, and for language," and it looks like the sequel is going the same way. The thing is, they've checked out one more box when it came to getting an R-rating from the MPAA.
According to Bloody Disgusting, IT: Chapter Two has been handed an R-rating for "disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material." We don't really have any specifics on what could count as the sexual material in the film, but I guess the trailer with the scary naked old lady is kind of a clue already.
To be honest, I was kind of surprised how the first movie was rated R. Despite a lot of genuine scares, I thought the movie felt like an 80s flick where the kids band together to fight the evil clown. If anything, it was just like Stranger Things except more murder-y. I guess director Andy Muschietti is going to go all out now that the Losers Club are all adults.
While this film is marketed as the end of the saga, I'm sure the franchise's success will lead to at least one more film. The most likely one is a Pennywise sequel, seeing that the original film was supposed to introduce Pennywise in a flashback during medieval times where he brokers a deal to spare a woman's family if he's fed one child. They ultimately cut the scene for being too disturbing, but I'm sure they can bring it back for a prequel.
I mean, if SAW can get away with all their films, what are the odds they'll just greenlight that baby-eating scene for a prequel?
Catch IT: Chapter Two when it hits theaters Sept. 6.