It: Chapter Two has found its new Eddie Kaspbrak.
Deadline has confirmed reports that James Ransone has been cast as the adult version of Eddie in the upcoming horror sequel. The project is set to begin production this July. Filming is taking place in Toronto.
Andy Muschietti is back in the director’s chair, working from a script written by Gary Dauberman. Jessica Chastain is on board as the adult Beverly Marsh, played by Sophia Lillis in the first film, with James McAvoy and Bill Hader as Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier, respectively.
Chapter Two picks up 27 years after the events of the original story, though it also features flashbacks to before the Losers parted ways. The first movie also starred Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris.
New Line’s It sequel floats into theaters on September 6, 2019, with Skarsgård and the young cast returning along with more new actors coming in to play the older versions of the Losers’ Club. Stay tuned as more details on this project come out.
10 DC Comics Stories That Could Top ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Now that general audiences have seen Avengers: Infinity War, nothing will ever be the same for the DC films. Avengers: Infinity War feels more like an event starring everyone’s favorite characters than a traditional movie, and it will be hard for Warner Bros. to replicate that feeling of excitement for their comic book movies. DC’s counter-part to Avengers, Justice League, didn’t achieve nearly the same level of success and now the studio has to think of a new plan to get their cinematic universe chugging along.
Fortunately, DC Comics has a huge repertoire of epic, personal stories to explore for cinematic potential. While Thanos may be more destructive than the villains in some of these stories, that doesn’t mean these adventures don’t result in real, destructive changes in the DC Universe. After forcing DC’s finest heroes to fight Doomsday and Steppenwolf, two of the publisher’s strongest villains, on the big screen so early in the cinematic universe’s history, WB may want to step back and focus on personal stories. Even if none of these plotlines make it to the big screen, and if they do they would all require some major tweaking, they are all excellent examples of DC’s finest work.
Hit Next to discover 10 DC Comics storylines that could top Avengers: Infinity War.