James McAvoy reveals origin of IT Chapter Two’s Hall of Mirrors scene
In IT Chapter Two‘s most recent trailer we’ve gotten a glimpse of the sequel’s terrifying hall of mirrors sequence, featuring James McAvoy’s Bill Denbrough as he tries to save a little boy from Pennywise. Not a part of the original novel, McAvoy revealed that the fun house scene was never really part of the original script either. Speaking with EW, spoke about why director Andy Muschietti created the new scene for the sequel
“We were missing a vital story beat for Bill where he dealt with his guilt that he caused his brother’s death,” McAvoy said. “I said to Andy [Muschietti], ‘What can we do?’…and literally in 50 minutes, he invented a whole new sequence. It was never in the script, and it isn’t in the book. It’s brilliant.”
Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.
The cast of IT: Chapter Two includes James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben and James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Teach Grant (Altered Carbon, Damnation) as Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler (The Son, Chained for Life) as Bill’s wife, Xavier Dolan (Boy Erased) as Adrian Mellon, Will Beinbrink (Queen of the South) as Tom Rogan and, of course, the return of Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise.
The second part is written by Gary Dauberman from the book by Stephen King. Muschietti, once again, is at the helm. The movie will arrive in theaters on September 6, and pre-order your tickets by clicking here!