SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains certain spoilers about the end of Stephen King’s IT, and therefore potential spoilers for the developing IT: Chapter 2. If you have not read the book, and don’t wish to know how it all ends, please bookmark this page and save it until you’re ready to read!
Prior to Andres Muscheitti’s film, there were a few reasons why Stephen King’s IT was considered unadaptable in the medium, and only one of them was the extreme length of the story. Another is the fact that the end of the book winds up getting extremely trippy and weird in its third act, with both the kids and adults’ storylines leading to confrontation with the titular monster on an inter-dimensional battlefield. Obviously this element was entirely left out of the recently released movie, but star Bill Skarsgard really wants to see IT: Chapter 2 fully embrace it. Discussing the nature and mind of Pennywise in the novel, he recently said,