It looks like the It sequel may have the grown-up version of Richie Tozier and Bill Denbrough! Entertainment Weekly states that Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in talks to play the roles in the upcoming sequel, which is kind of exciting news.
For the roles, Hader will play the adult version of the motor-mouthed joker Richie, who was played by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard in the first movie. McAvoy is in talks to play the role of Bill, which was played by Midnight Special actor Jaeden Lieberher.
Entertainment Weekly has also previously reported that Jessica Chastain was in talks to take on the role of the grown-up version of Beverly Marsh, which was first played by Sophia Lillis.
There have been a lot of rumors on who would be playing these adult roles. New Line announced it would be making the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic 1986 novel into two movies. Even director Andy Muschietti has gotten into the rumor mill, as he said some of the young actors were hired for the first movie with specific stars in mind to play the adult version of them.
For the It sequel, the Losers Club members make their way back to Derry Maine, about 27 years after the events from the first movie. They will once again take on the evil, shapeless presences they beat as children.
The sequel will also include scenes showing how the kids dealt with the aftermath of the first movie. Because of that, you can expect to see all of the young actors to return, as well as Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, the creature’s favorite form.