It director Andy Muschietti hints that production on the sequel may be underway

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Apr 4, 2018

Could the Losers be summoned back to their home town of Derry sooner than expected? It sure seems that way, according to a social media post from It director Andy Muschietti.

Last we heard, shooting for the sequel to last year's hit film was set to begin this summer. But Muschietti took to Instagram to hint that work on Chapter Two may already indeed be underway.

"Wake up, losers. Derry is calling," wrote Muschietti on his Instagram post below, followed with the hashtags #itchapter2 and #itmovie.

In the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel, seven friends — the self-named Losers Club — battle a child-murdering monster that typically takes the form of a murderous clown called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). The film only covered about half of the story — when the Losers were kids in the summer of 1989. But as soon as It became a hit, the sequel covering the Losers returning to their hometown of Derry as adults during the present day was quickly greenlit.

We still don't know much about who will be playing the adult versions of the Chapter One heroes in Chapter Two. Last we heard, Jessica Chastain was in talks to join the cast. And that's really been about it. (Even Chastain hasn't been officially confirmed.) So, as always, we'll have to just wait and see. Until then, we continue to be tormented by the likes of Muschietti via cryptic yet tantalizing social media posts.

The It sequel is set to hit theaters on Sept. 6, 2019.

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