Character: Pennywise The Dancing Clown/IT
Created by: Stephen King
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Written by: Gary Dauberman, Jason Fuchs
Produced by: Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg
Cast Members: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean and more
Released date: September 6, 2019
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Twenty-seven years after the summer of 1989, It (Pennywise) returns. The Losers’ Club fulfills their promises and return to Derry to put an end to the evil being once and for all. Unbeknownst to them, It has returned, stronger and crueler than ever.
You’ll Float Again
Witness the End of It.
Trivia and Goofs:
(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. He also had to calm them down after each shot.
Pennywise has only seven minutes of dialogue in the entire film.
Andy Bean (adult Stanley Uris) is Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise)’s close friend and was his guest at the premiere of It (2017), where Bean met director Andy Muschietti for the first time.
As opposed to being light silver in It (2017), Pennywise’s suit is dark gray in this film. This is to show the 27 years since he’d last fought The Losers Club had gone by.
Unlike the initial 5-hour make-up process for the first film, it took 2 and a half hours to apply the clown makeup on Bill Skarsgård for this film.
In an interview on Good Morning America, while promoting the film, Bill Skarsgård
stated that at the start of filming, he would FaceTime with his then-newborn daughter while wearing his Pennywise makeup. The audience gasped at this to which he assured them that she wasn’t scared.
Due to his performance in It (2017) and this film, some people had suggested that Bill Skarsgård should play The Joker in Matt Reeves’s The Batman (2022).
With It (2017) and this film, Bill Skarsgård and Chosen Jacobs are among two of the actors from any Stephen King related films to star in Castle Rock (2018), a show based off of several novels in the King universe. The other actor that stars in the show is Sissy Spacek. Spacek starred in Carrie (1976), another film based on a well-known King novel.
Shortly after the film was released, Bloody Disgusting created a challenge that went viral called, #PennywiseSmileChallenge. This was inspired by Bill Skarsgård’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015), in which Skarsgård was promoting the film and teaching Colbert how to smile like Pennywise.
As Pennywise descends from the Paul Bunyan statue’s shoulder, he sings this song that is based on a song from the stop motion animated picture, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), “We’re a Couple of Misfits”.
After the ritual fails to kill Pennywise, he taunts the losers and tells them it’s “gazebo” while the right word is “placebo”. It is possible that because Eddie made the same mistake in the first film, Pennywise said it to taunt him further.
- For 27 years, I’ve dreamt of you. I craved you. Oh I’ve missed you! Waiting for this very moment… TIME TO FLOAT!
- Kiss me, fat boy!
- All those buildings, all those sit-ups! I also knew you were going to die alone
- I am the eater of worlds!
- Run, run, run, run… You haven’t changed anything yet. You haven’t changed their futures. You-you haven’t saved any of them. Close your eyes Bev.