Bizarre character to appear in It: Chapter 2

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Stephen King’s It has only been playing for two weeks, but the Internet is already buzzing with ideal casting choices for the upcoming sequel. Director Andy Muschietti recently shared a tidbit about It: Chapter 2, revealing that one particular character will have a larger role in the film.

The character Muschiette speaks of is the Turtle, who helps the Losers Club defeat Pennywise in the original novel. This figure didn’t appear in the 1990 miniseries and was reduced to an Easter egg in the 2017 movie. Speaking with Syfy Wire, though, Muschitette mentioned that we’ll be seeing more of the Turtle in the future.

“The moment you introduce the element of It, which is an interdimensional evil entity, the presence of the turtle comes with it, as a counterbalance,” the director said. “It doesn’t seem to pay a big role, but the turtle is there.

“Like all mythologies, there’s a god of good and a god of evil. I didn’t want to use it as a fantastic character, but it’s hinted, every time the kids are in danger or something, I wanted to hint at the presence of the turtle. It might have a bigger role in the second one.”

Muschitette went on to explain how the Turtle would tie into It: Chapter 2.

“In the book, they somehow address the turtle and say ‘the turtle couldn’t help us’,” he stated. “But I think in the second part, the turtle will try to help them.

“In the second movie, the turtle left a few clues to their childhood that they don’t remember. They have to retrieve those memories from the summer of 1989, and that’s how we jump back to 1989. The keys to defeating to Pennywise are left in the past, and as adults, they don’t remember.”

Of course if Muschitette really wants to shock his audience, maybe this should be the Turtle:

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Stay tuned for more news on It: Chapter 2.


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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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