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Does ‘It Chapter Two’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

  • The Wrap
Does ‘It Chapter Two’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
“It Chapter Two” is probably the peak — in terms of box office performance and general awareness — of what is quite a year for screen adaptations of the works of Stephen King. With “Pet Sematary,” “Doctor Sleep” and “It Chapter Two” on the big screen along with a new season of “Castle Rock,” the frequency of Stephen King adaptations is at a level we haven’t seen in decades.

Based on the adult-focused parts of Stephen King’s iconic novel, “It Chapter Two” takes place 27 years after the first film. The Losers Club, now adults who have gone their separate ways, reluctantly reunite in Derry to fulfill the blood oath they made to each other and finish off the evil Pennywise once and for all. Director/writer pair Andy Muschietti and Gary Dauberman return, with James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean playing
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Is It: Chapter 3 Happening? Actor Who Plays Pennywise Says There's 'Ideas Floating Around'

Is It: Chapter 3 Happening? Actor Who Plays Pennywise Says There's 'Ideas Floating Around'
Pennywise the Clown might be back to haunt your dreams.

With It: Chapter 2 currently at the top of the North American box office in its second week of release (the film has grossed over $323 million worldwide so far), director Andy Muschietti and star Bill Skarsgård are debating the possibility of adding a third film to the hit horror franchise.

Skarsgård, the actor behind the terrifying villain Pennywise, made the revelation while speaking at a press event his new horror comedy Villains, according to

“Andy and I have discussed ideas for what a third movie would look like,” he shared,
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Film News Roundup: Documentary ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ Bought for Awards Season Release

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Documentary ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ Bought for Awards Season Release
In today’s film news roundup, the documentaries “Gay Chorus Deep South” and “Tread” find homes, Tobin Bell’s latest horror film completes production and Emilio Insolera joins “355.”


MTV Documentary Films has acquired “Gay Chorus Deep South” for release during the fall for awards season consideration.

Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, the film world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary feature before going on to win 16 additional awards at festivals. “Gay Chorus Deep South” is the story of 300 singers who traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas bringing a message of love and acceptance to those fighting intolerance.

MTV Documentary Films plans to qualify the film for awards consideration and screen it at upcoming festivals including Nashville, Woodstock, opening night of Santa Barbara’s Call to Action Festival, opening night of the Boston Globe’s GlobeDocs, Heartland and New Orleans,
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Jessica Chastain's Intense It Chapter Two Press Tour Video Quickly Goes Off the Rails

  • MovieWeb
Jessica Chastain's Intense It Chapter Two Press Tour Video Quickly Goes Off the Rails
It Chapter Two is currently in theaters and the cast and crew are out promoting it. It's no secret that a press tour isn't all that much fun for the actors and actresses involved in a project. Answering the same questions all day for weeks doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun. However, Jessica Chastain has shown another element of the press tour to show what it's really like behind-the-scenes and it looks pretty interesting, to say the least.

The photoshoot is an essential piece to any press tour and Jessica Chastain has shared an intense behind-the-scenes look at what can happen. Chastain and the rest of her It Chapter Two co-stars are working with photographer Eric Ray Davidson, who brings forth a lot of enthusiasm and intense energy, which is definitely putting it lightly. The video begins as Davidson intensely directs James McAvoy as the rest of the
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Review: Dark Phoenix

  • Comicmix
The Dark Phoenix storyline is revered by creators and fans alike, yet twice now it has failed to work as a feature film. The main reason is because a two-hour film isn’t long enough to deal with the cosmic forces in play or the corruption of Jean Grey. Remember, the story effectively began in X-Men #101 (1976) and concluded in issue #137 four years later.

Simon Kinberg’s script uses the space shuttle incident and Phoenix force to kick off the film, currently title Dark Phoenix, but the slow infusion of cosmic force and human psyche has little time to manifest. What the force is gets very little explanation, including why it was contained within a human form (Sophie Turner).

As she’s evolving, everyone else is going about their business with Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) beginning to wonder about their place on the team and at Charles Xavier’s school.
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Box Office: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Continues International Reign With $47 Million

  • Variety
Pennywise’s reign of terror hasn’t wavered: Warner Bros.’ “It Chapter Two” maintained first place on box office charts, led by another strong showing overseas. The sequel, based on Stephen King’s horror novel, generated another $47 million at the international box office for a foreign tally of $169 million.

After two weeks of release, “It Chapter Two” has collected $323.3 million worldwide. Between 2017’s “It” and this year’s follow-up, both of which were directed by Andy Muschietti, the franchise has now crossed the $1 billion benchmark at the global box office. The sequel stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa, while Bill Skarsgard returned to portray the terrifying demonic clown known as Pennywise.

“It: Chapter Two” opened this weekend in France with $4.7 million. Among holdovers, the movie had a solid outing in Germany with $4.2 million, the United Kingdom with $3.9 million and Mexico with $3.3 million.

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Ewan McGregor Has Reportedly Met With Marvel For An McU Role

Ewan McGregor has officially signed on for a return to the Star Wars saga for the first time in nearly 15 years, but it seems he might be hopping over to another Disney-owned franchise as well in the near future.

A new batch of supposed Marvel leaks have come our way via 4Chan, having been reposted on the /r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit. One that’ll catch fans’ attention is that McGregor is one of several big stars to have met with Kevin Feige about potentially joining the McU at some point down the road.

Whether this is true or not, it’s fun to think about who the Scottish actor could play in the Marvel universe. After all, his knack for accents means he’s able to portray a British or American character, and they could be a hero or villain.

Birds Of Prey Set Photos Offer First Look At Ewan
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It Chapter Two: why its depiction of homophobic violence is actually a positive

The murder of a gay man in It Chapter Two brings real-life horror into the latest Stephen King adaptation. But the inclusion of violent discrimination doesn’t condone – it condemns

Warning: this article contains plot spoilers

Meg Ryan called – she wants her wig back!” is the retort that precedes a brutal physical attack on a gay couple near the start of It Chapter Two.The film continues the adventures of Stephen King’s “Loser” outcasts, who battle the killer alien clown, Pennywise, and deal with the hate-filled attitudes of their townsfolk in Derry.

The Meg Ryan quip comes from Adrian Mellon, the gay man who is beaten by homophobes before being murdered by Pennywise. King has confirmed that the character is based on Charlie Howard, an out gay man murdered in King’s home town of Bangor, Maine, in 1984 – who was targeted, in part, because he was wearing a flamboyant hat.
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‘It: Chapter Two’: Bill Hader on Richie’s Sexuality, His On-Set Injury and Cast B12 Shots

  • Variety
While it was never explicitly stated that Richie Tozier is gay in Stephen King’s novel “It,” the movie “It: Chapter Two” heavily implies that he is.

“That was something that we talked about when I arrived,” Bill Hader, who plays the adult Richie in director Andy Muschietti’s second and final “It” film, says on this week’s “The Big Ticket,” Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast. “I learned about all this stuff about people thinking they’re gay and not knowing if they’re gay and that it was implied in the book. I think Stephen King said he never thought of it that way but he likes the interpretation. I talked to Andy about it and we had a long conversation. We just decided, ‘Oh, let’s just do it.’”

While Richie doesn’t discuss his sexuality in the film, Hader said of Richie, “Hopefully, he has an understanding of,
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Jessica Chastain’s In Another Blockbuster. How’d She Get ‘It’?

It: Chapter 2 was the clear winner in last weekend’s box office battle and looks primed to repeat again this weekend. It’s another feather in Jessica Chastain’s cap — it’s the two-time Oscar nominee’s fifth film to crack the $100 million mark, and “It” did it in less than a week. How did Chastain land [...]

The post Jessica Chastain’s In Another Blockbuster. How’d She Get ‘It’? appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Bev's Love Triangle Comes to a Head in It Chapter 2 - Here's Who She Ends Up With

  • Popsugar
Just like the Derry sewers are full of killer clowns, this article is full of It Chapter Two spoilers - beware of what's ahead!

The average audience member heading into It Chapter Two likely isn't expecting romance. After all, a movie about a demonic child-eating clown isn't exactly an aphrodisiac, right? Against all odds, though, director Andy Muschietti manages to squeeze in a few romantic moments between the members of the Losers Club. Not only are Richie's unrequited feelings for pal Eddie explored more explicitly than they are in Stephen King's original novel, but we also get a satisfying conclusion to the love triangle between Beverly, Bill, and Ben.

When we first check in with the now-adult characters, 27 years after the events of the first film, Beverly (Jessica Chastain) has grown up to become a successful fashion designer. She's also married the co-owner of her business, who happens to
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Podtalk: Wendy Sharon of Wilmette Theatre for ‘This Changes Everything,’ Sept. 13, 2019

Chicago – When the world broke open during the historic #MeToo entertainment industry scandal, the incidents were simply the tip of the gigantic iceberg. “This Changes Everything” goes deeper behind the subject of women in film, to expose a system in show business that has consistently lacked in opportunities for female filmmakers and production workers. The historic Wilmette (Illinois) Theatre will screen the documentary as part of a Women Filmmaker Celebration on September 13th, 2019 (7pm), with a panel discussion moderated by Patrick McDonald of For more details and tickets, click here.

“This Changes Everything” will be preceded by the short films “Go Go, Boy” (directed by Oriana Oppice) and “Mickey’s Pets” (Ashley Brandon), and the discussion panel will include Oppice, and Mickey Alice Kwapis (subject of “Mickey’s Pets”), in addition to filmmakers Shayna Connelly and Colleen Griffen.

”This Changes Everything”) at the Wilmette Theatre

Photo credit: WilmetteTheatre.
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It Director Is Planning Supercut of Both Movies, Will Shoot New Scenes

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It Director Is Planning Supercut of Both Movies, Will Shoot New Scenes
It Chapter Two director Andres Muschietti intends to shoot additional footage for his supercut of both installments. The highly anticipated sequel was easily able to land the number one spot all over the world after premiering last weekend. While the movie made considerably less money than the first installment's opening weekend, it was still enough to easily take the number one spot. There's still plenty of time for the sequel to earn a lot of money at the box office, so we'll just have to wait and see how it ends up when compared to the first movie.

Taking a 900 page book and adapting it to the big screen is not an easy task. Andres Muschietti knows this, which is why he took some extra care when crafting It Chapter Two, which even included a new scene suggested by Stephen King. Now that the movie is out, Muschietti is not
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Ranking characters by their ability to play casino games

  • HeyUGuys
There’s a reason Hollywood loves a good casino scene. The drama of winning it all, or maybe even losing it all, is an ideal climatic moment for film. And the glamour of casinos — the expensive clothing, the clicking of ice in drinks glasses, the flash of cash and the general ambiance — looks, and sounds, great on the big screen. It’s the perfect setting for thrillers, heist films, romances — and everything in between.

Having expertise in a casino game is also a great quality point for any character. Sure, you know their back stories, their favourite drink, their strengths and weaknesses. But what’s their favourite casino game to play?

Here, we’ve listed the top characters in movies, ranked by their ability to play casino games.

Ocean’s Eleven

At number six, we’ve got the 2001 American heist film, Ocean’s Eleven. The iconic poker scene happens early on in the film,
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Will It Chapter Two Scare Hustlers Away from the Top of the Box Office?

  • MovieWeb
It Chapter Two opened last weekend and gave the box office a much-needed shot in the arm with a $91 million take. Pennywise and The Losers Club should be collecting another very fat stack of cash on their second week out, but Stx also has the buzzed-about Hustlers set to arrive, which could represent some very major competition. At the same time, Warner Bros. is releasing what is (or at least was) a clear awards season hopeful with The Goldfinch.

Despite the competition, It Chapter Two is expected to come out on top once again with between $40 and $45 million. The sequel hasn't been met with the same level of critical praise as its predecessor and it also hasn't matched the same heights at the box office up to this point. Still, the Andy Muschietti-directed Stephen King adaptation has already crossed the $200 million mark worldwide and, with its take over the weekend,
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It Chapter Two Cast Celebrates Box Office Success with Fun Look Behind-the-Scenes

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It Chapter Two Cast Celebrates Box Office Success with Fun Look Behind-the-Scenes
In celebration of this past Friday's lucrative release, It Chapter Two cast members are taking to social media to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes of the bloody sequel. Finn Wolfhard, who plays the young Richie Tozier, posted a delightful photo showing just how much he has grown since the first film, James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough) shared a handful of selfies in front of notable locations and Jessica Chastain took the time to post a hilarious and blood-filled image of herself.

Despite its mixed reviews that resulted in a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and an 80% from the audience, It Chapter Two dominated the box office with a $91 million opening in North America. Although it is far short from its record-setting first installment which had a $123 million debut, it is a promising start for the follow-up, and the cast is feeling the excitement.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard posted
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Hot Toys’ It Chapter Two Movie Masterpiece Series Pennywise figure revealed

Hot Toys has revealed its 1:6 scale Movie Masterpiece Series Pennywise collectible figure which is based on the appearance of Bill Skarsgard as the malevolent being in Andy Mushietti’s Stephen King adaptation It Chapter Two; check out the promotional images below and head on over to Sideshow to pre-order…

See Also: Pennywise gets the Cosbaby treatment with Hot Toys’ It Chapter Two collectibles

Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the one-of-a-kind 1/6th scale Pennywise collectible figure inspired by the Dancing Clown emerges from sewers of Derry!

The movie-accurate figure is masterfully crafted based on Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of Pennywise in It Chapter Two, features two newly developed head sculpts with incredible likeness and demonic yellow eyes including a smiling head sculpt and a fanged head sculpt revealing layers of pointed teeth, signature grey-white outfit with sophisticated tailoring and ruffle detailing. An array of accessories including an infamous red balloon,
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Pennywise gets the Cosbaby treatment with Hot Toys’ It Chapter Two collectibles

Hot Toys has unveiled its new line of Cosbabies for the Stephen King adaptation It Chapter Two which includes three variations of the movie’s terrifying malevolent being Pennywise; check out the promotional images here…

Based on the latest blockbuster It Chapter 2, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially introduce the brand new Cosbaby line-up featuring the terrifying Pennywise! This unforgettable character with bright orange hair wearing vintage clown costume will come in various poses and signature props including, Pennywise, Pennywise with Balloon, and Pennywise with Broken Arm to recreate the most iconic scenes from the movie! Each Cosbaby from this series stands approximately 10.5 – 11.5cm in height.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

It Chapter Two sees Bill Skarsgard
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It Chapter Two and the Horror of Anti-Gay Bigotry

David Crow Sep 11, 2019

We examine the hate crimes in It Chapter Two and the importance of making Bill Hader’s Richie Tozier gay.

This article contains major spoilers for It Chapter Two and Stephen King’s novel.

Despite what internet memes have been saying for years, it turns out Pennywise the Dancing Clown was not an ally or supporter of Lgbtq causes. This should not come as a shock, yet for many, the level of bruality the child-eating space clown reserved for a gay character in It Chapter Two’s opening was nothing short of horrifying. As the introduction to a sprawling finale of Stephen King’s ode to childhood joys and traumas, and the adults who repress both, this amount of cruelty is glaringly uncomfortable, even for those who had been prepared by a novel that’s even more steeped than the movies in the agony of hate and the suffering it ferments.
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Mbti® Of It Characters

With It: Chapter 2 now in theaters, it's the perfect time to look at the personality types of the beloved Losers' Club. Although many people will classify Stephen King's horror story as the unsettling tale of a killer clown on the loose, the real focus of It is The Losers' Club and their relationships with one another. According to Jessica Chastain (who plays the adult Beverly Marsh), this is more of a coming-of-age story than anything else. It's the characters and the bonds they share with one another that gives the story heart, and ultimately, that's what keeps fans coming back for more.

Related: It: 10 Movie Memes That Will Have You Dying Of Laughter

So what is everyone's Mbti in Stephen King's It? Read on to find out! (And there's definitely a spoiler warning here.)
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