With Andy Muschietti’s It finally in theatres and taking the world by storm, fans of the movie are doing what fans do best when they like a film – they’re talking obsessively about the sequel. And while for most horror movies a sequel is often just a rehashing of the first film’s successful beats, with Stephen King’s It, the original idea was always to have the story divided into a Part I and Part II.
Just like the novel, the two films would focus on
our heroes as they face Pennywise The Clown first as children, then as adults. The
sequel is all but greenlit for a 2019 release, but with the child cast of the
first film drawing some of the greatest praise for the film, how can an adult
cast replace them?
The answer, one would hope, would be by looking at the novel for inspiration as well as the child cast. With Stephen King’s book dedicating hundreds of pages to describing the differences between the adult versions of the Loser’s Club from their childhood selves, it would be wise to model the adult characters after those seen in the books, as well as the actors seen in Part I.
Which actors would best fill the yellow rubber boots left behind by the Loser’s Club in 1988? Let’s float down to the sewers and find out.