Full look at Pennywise the Clown in Andy Muschietti’s IT

Oh man, where to begin? Our first full look at Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in IT is not at all what I was expecting—I knew they wanted to distance themselves from the original, which is great, but I draw the line at pantaloons; the dude legit looks like a colorblind porcelain doll dressed him, complete with pompoms and a skirt. It’s an interesting take on the iconic monster, I’ll give ’em that, and the fact that they made him almost childlike does add a creepy layer, especially when you think about him terrorizing little kids. But right now, in this very moment, I’m not in love with the new look—the total lack of color was a strange choice—but I still think Skarsgard is going to shine as Pennywise. And who knows, maybe those pantaloons will grow on me after a while. A long while.

IT is being shot in two parts, one that follows a group of teens called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns, and the club, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle. IT is out in theaters on September 8th, 2017.

The film also stars Owen Teague (Bloodline), Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man).

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10 thoughts on “Full look at Pennywise the Clown in Andy Muschietti’s IT

  1. I may be the minority but I’m kind of digging on the pantaloons. In my opinion it adds a semi-distorted look to Pennywise; as if there were ‘something’ just under the surface.

  2. “…the dude legit looks like a colorblind porcelain doll dressed him…” – bwahahahahahaha!

    I don’t know – it looks ridiculous, but it is also kinda working. I like it, at any rate.

    I was never really a fan of the IT film, to be honest (gosh, I can hear guns being cocked), so I am totally going into this one with an open mind. I would love to read the book again, rewatch the OG, and then this one and do like… an IT week or something at some stage xD Just for the comparisons and all.

    1. I’m not a big fan of the costume, myself, but I’m still excited for the film and I’m sure it’ll work just fine in the context of the story. And I’m with you on the original IT miniseries—Tim Curry’s Pennywise was the best part about it, and I think his performance actually hides the fact that it’s actually pretty bad. I’ve never read the novel but I plan on it before the film!

      1. Ha! I forgot that you weren’t overly pleased with the original. While writing that yesterday I was sure we had discussed this before. Curry was the best thing about the OG, but really? Ick. Issues everywhere. Well, you got plenty time to get the novel in before we get there 🙂

  3. The costume should have a lack of colour. The book discribes the suit as silver with orange pom poms. Looking forward to the finished product

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