'It Chapter Two' Director Rules Out Possibility of Third Film

Though stressing that the sequel is the conclusion of the story between the Losers and Pennywise, Andy Muschietti does note that the horror clown's origin has not been addressed.

AceShowbiz - "It" director Andy Muschietti has insisted the latest movie in the horror franchise will be the last.

The second part of the thriller, "It Chapter Two" was released on Friday, September 6, and quickly become the second best September release ever at the U.S. box office, making an estimated $91 million (£74 million) in its opening weekend.

But despite its success, Muschietti told Digital Spy there are no plans to build upon author Stephen King's narrative for a potential third movie.

"I think it's a good thing," he affirmed. "This is the conclusion of the story between the Losers (Club, the film's central group of characters) versus Pennywise. This is the end. At the end, there's a conclusion, there's a resolution."

He did, however, tease that the origin story of the film's titular monster, who takes the form of Pennywise the Clown, played by Bill Skarsgard - hasn't been addressed, and could be explored on screen.

"Mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore. It has been on Earth for millions of years," the filmmaker added. "He's (Pennywise) been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material."

"It Chapter Two" also stars Isaiah Mustafa, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and sees The Losers' Club return to Derry, Maine after 27 years to take down Pennywise/It, after the evil clown makes a reappearance.

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