'It' Cast on Who Should Play the Adult Losers' Club in the Sequel

The young stars reveal at the film's premiere that they hope the Marvel Universe will be colliding with Stephen King soon.
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The TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood was transformed into the small town of Derry, Maine for the premiere of director Andy Muschietti's It on Tuesday night.

The young stars of the Losers' Club, the ragtag group of adolescent social misfits terrorized by the demonic entity known as "It" at the center of the film, were on hand to celebrate the release of the film, relive the horrors of facing off against Pennywise the clown — and share some thoughts on a sequel.

It, based on author Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name, is the second adaptation of the novelist's work following the 1990s TV miniseries. Unlike the miniseries, the film focuses only on the Losers' Club as children, saving the adult portion of their tale for a sequel, yet to be cast and not officially greenlit.

The Hollywood Reporter surveyed two of the young stars for whom they'd like to play them as adults. The answers shouldn't be surprising, if you are a Marvel fan.

Chosen Jacobs, who plays Mike, is hoping Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman can step into his shoes, while Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), is already dreamcasting Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt to play an older version of his character.

"We're very excited and have been working with Andy since the beginning," said screenwriter Chase Palmer of a sequel.

Director Andy Muschietti walked the carpet holding a trademark red balloon, and wearing an S.S. Georgie pin. And there was also a group of people dressed as Georgie, the young boy who famously falls victim to Pennywise early in the story while chasing his paper boat (the S.S. Georgie) to his street's drain.

Muschietti said he does have some stars in mind for a sequel — but he's remaining mum.

"I cannot talk about it. Some things said on the web are not totally wrong. That's all I can say," he said.

Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgard, said he did watch the '90s miniseries, which starred Tim Curry as the demonic clown. 

"I was still in the casting process, before I got the job," he said. "I love his performance and I love his interpretation of it. I knew that I was never going to be able to do that, so I'm going to do something completely different and I hope people appreciate both performances."
 
It opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.
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