Professor X vs Pennywise.
Warner Bros. and New Line are reportedly eyeing James McAvoy and Bill Hader for IT: Chapter Two.
Variety reports McAvoy (X-Men franchise) is in talks to portray Bill, who’s played by Jaeden Lieberher in the first film. Meanwhile, Hader (SNL) is in negotiations to star as Richie, previously played by Finn Wolfhard. Talks are still in the early stages. Previous reports also suggest Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to play adult Beverly.
Gary Dauberman is busy penning the script for the new film, with Andy Muschietti back directing. Bill Skarsgard is expected to reprise his role as Pennywise. IT: Chapter Two will open in theaters on September 6, 2019, and production starts this summer.
Be sure to check out IGN’s thoughts on who should play the adult versions of Bill and the rest of the Losers Club in IT: Chapter Two. Also read what Skarsgard wants the sequel to explore in regards to Pennywise’s past.