‘IT: Chapter Two’ Writer Discusses Spinoff Possibilities

IT Chapter Two

It seems that spinoffs of the IT films are unlikely as one of the writers of the first film and IT: Chapter Two says that there is probably interest, but that they don’t want to push it.

During a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting, IT and IT: Chapter Two writer Gary Dauberman talked a bit about the possibility of additional spinoffs after IT: Chapter Two wraps up. He stated that while there is interest, they’re more interested in staying true to the source material than trying to milk the title off for spinoffs:

“I’m sure there’s interest. But I gotta say, we want to be respectful to the material of the book. I don’t think anybody’s over there, in fact I know there’s no one over there going ‘Hey, let’s definitely do this and we could tell this story of what happened at the beaver trapping camp,’ or whatever.”

From the look of things, the IT writer and the other people behind the film are more interested in telling a good story than turning it into another Conjuring Universe!

Producing a spinoff of IT would be tricky. So much of the book’s mythology is directly connected to Stephen King’s Dark Tower universe which, in turn, connects to several other books that other studios hold the film rights to. But, at the very least, we have at least one solid adaptation out of IT and hopefully, we’ll be getting another one in IT: Chapter Two.

What do you all make of this? Are you sad that the writer of IT seems to have little interest in doing a spinoff? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Here’s the official synopsis for IT: Chapter Two:

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 will star Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff.

IT: Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6, 2019.

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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