With “IT: Chapter Two” now playing in cinemas, director Andy Muschietti closes out his two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s epic tome. However Bill Skarsgard, the actor who plays the monstrous Pennywise the Clown, thinks there’s room for more.
Speaking with EW, Skarsgard says he is willing to don the clown costume again for another film if the studio were to go ahead, and he has an idea of what it could entail and how the now finished story could come back. That approach? A prequel set in the years before Pennywise encounters the Losers Club:
“It would have to be the right type of approach to it. The book ends where the second movie ends, so that is the final chapter of this story. There is this interesting aspect of going back in time before all this happened. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring. Obviously that would be a story that’s not in the book, it would be a freestanding story, but obviously within the same universe. So, there might be something interesting out of it. I think it would be fun.”
The talk comes as “IT: Chapter 2” opened to a $185 million global debut this past weekend with reviews running a bit softer for the follow-up film to the 2017 smash hit.