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Warner Brothers reboot of Stephen King’s It was an enormous success as it grossed $700 million worldwide. This type of financial boom and the available source material made the idea of a sequel inevitable. Director Andy Muschietti and the original writing team were brought back by the studio to build upon their success and hopefully blow people’s minds in the next film. Muschietti was able to attract the likes of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader to round out a fantastic cast for It: Chapter 2. Fans have been clamoring for any news about Pennywise’s return, and it appears we now have some. Check out James Mcavoy’s Instagram post from June 19th –

Day 1 on IT 2. Glad you got the memo guys. #passthecheeseplease #derryordairy

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This post was the first real confirmation from a member of the cast that production on ItChapter 2 had begun. Then came a post from the project’s biggest star via her Instagram –

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Jessica Chastain confirms that she’s now joined James Mcavoy on location to film her role as Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter 2. Casting for the sequel has been universally praised by fans as it seems Muschietti has been very meticulous in his choices. It seemed as if moments after It was released, fans have been clamoring for the two time Oscar nominee to play the older version of Beverly, and the Golden Globe nominated actor to portray an older version of Bill. Mcavoy posted this image on Instagram yesterday –

Mcavoy confirms in this post that it’s not just Chastain who is on location beginning to film ItChapter 2. Just by scanning these photos we can see that Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, and cast members from the 2017 film are on hand. Could fans be in store for numerous flashback in the sequel? Could we see the first teaser trailer debut at SDCC? Still, many questions are unanswered which will leave fans in anticipation leading up to It: Chapter 2’s release in September of 2019.

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Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.