New Line Cinema held its third annual ScareDiego event at San Diego, CA concurrent with all the exciting events going down at San Diego Comic-Con. Conan O’Brien served as the moderator of the panel and the presentation centered on the upcoming horror sequel, IT: Chapter Two.
O’Brien opened up the presentation with the premiere of the newest trailer for the film, which showcased more horrifying content that brings the grown-up elements of Stephen King’s beloved book to life. The trailer showcased scenes that were also shown in three extended clips that premiered exclusively for those in attendance for the presentation.
Director Andy Muschietti and the cast portraying the adult versions of the Losers’ Club that include James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean appeared on stage to discuss their collaborative experience. The cast shared stories from the production and touched upon their relationships with their younger counterparts from IT: Chapter One.
Muschietti and the cast all exhibited some humorous camaraderie throughout the panel, with Hader standing out with the most animated, hilarious persona that left the entire crowd in stitches. One particular standout moment was when Hader recalled a situation in which he was FaceTiming with his two kids and Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard would suddenly appear on his FaceTime camera.
Chastain expressed her enthusiasm in working with Muschietti again, having worked with him on his directorial debut, Mama. She also recalled filming a sequence in the film that has been heavily touted as one of the bloodiest scenes in modern horror movie history.
Three extended scenes were presented during the panel. The first scene showcases the Losers’ Club reuniting 27 years later at a Chinese restaurant. The scene begins lighthearted and humorous, with Hader and Ransone standing out with some of the funnier bits. Without giving too much away, the scene ends on a particularly frightening note.
The second scene was focused on McAvoy inside a house of mirrors trying to rescue a child who is in danger of becoming Pennywise’s next victim. While a snippet of this scene was shown in the trailer, the entire extended sequence amplifies the tension to a point that left the audience squealing by the time the scene cut to black.
The third and final scene was another showcase of the chemistry amongst the adult Losers’ Club as they confront the same house they encountered 27 years prior. Hader once again steals the show with a moment that also served as an interesting tribute to John Carpenter’s The Thing.
The presentation concluded with a musical moment that involved Muschietti bringing in a reluctant Chastain to sing along. Hader, McAvoy and the rest of the cast led the entire audience to snap in rhythm. A Q&A with the audience followed, which included a sweet moment in which an art teacher handed McAvoy some special artwork. The cast concluded the Q&A discussing how IT: Chapter Two is coming out at a time in which the horror genre is taken more seriously than ever.
Overall, ScareDiego 2019 gave attendees yet another exciting venture into New Line Cinema’s horror catalogue. And if the trailer and scenes presented are any indication, it appears that Muschietti and the gang are living up to people’s hopes for a fitting conclusion for the Losers’ Club on the big screen.
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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos