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‘IT’ Star Reveals Alternate Final Confrontation With Pennywise That Was Filmed

With IT currently dominating the box office, we’ve been hearing a lot about deleted scenes that will likely be appearing in an extended version of the film for home video. Director Andy Muschietti recently teased a few of those deleted scenes, and Bill Skarsgård detailed a “disturbing” scene that delves into Pennywise’s origin story.

But what about an alternate ending? Well, yes, there sort of is one.

Speaking with Variety, young star Jaeden Lieberher (Bill Denbrough) dug in.

I did have this scene where I climb up the tower at the end. When I’m chasing after Georgie, I climb the tower and I’m at a one-on-one confrontation with Pennywise and then I say that I’m not afraid of him, that none of the losers are afraid of him, and that’s how we beat him,” he told the site. “But they took those lines and put toward the end, right after our big fight. So I had this whole thing where Bill Skarsgård is grabbing me and pushing me off the ledge, and I had to wear this harness. That was a more difficult scene.”

Here’s hoping the alternate battle will appear on the home video release!



  • Francisco Javier Pérez Olivare

    Mmm, I thought for one second he was gonna refer to the climactic Ritual of Chüd…but no.

    • Tiger Quinn

      “Yeah, we filmed an entire gangbang with the readhead, I’m surprised nobody mentioned it before.”

      • Francisco Javier Pérez Olivare

        The gangbang comes AFTER the Ritual, though…

        • Fred

          Yeah, the gangbang has nothing to do with the ritual…

          • Batmanfanboy

            It’s hilarious how many people pretend to have read the book based on things they read online. It’s happening a lot with this movie. “It was an okay movie but it WASN’T a good adaptation of the book I read 100 times as a kid” uhh yes it was, you just probably didn’t read it.

          • Reason

            Yeah, I agree! “It” is, without a doubt, my all time favorite book (just past The Long Walk) and I thought this was a phenomenal adaptation given the length and what they were able to work with. I though changing the time period was fine and changing everything to fit the time period made sense. Besides, It, IMO, is mainly about the kids vs. Pennywise. Whatever happens in the middle is ok as long as they stick with that formula. That, and the casting was perfect.

          • Necro


          • Craig Forshaw

            The original book wasn’t that great, to be honest. King has never written anything that has ever really scared me, but his books are often rollicking good fantasy adventures, just not high art or particularly moving.

    • Cody James Ong

      I agree, I thought they would do the scene where they build the fort and smoke themselves out into a vision quest to see the origins of IT

  • Allen Lee

    They always pull stuff like this to get you to buy the DVD

  • Pf Mahan

    Waiting for the illegal download to watch this, in the 2nd part the kids should have grown up to be gay, lesbian and trans gendered, that would be something special

  • GrimGrinGhost

    The film had potential and it wasted all of it.

  • Edwina Gein

    Someone made a joke about the kids growing up to be gay, lesbian, trans, etc and it got deleted before I had a chance to post this:

    I know you’re joking but the book heavily implies Eddie is anything but straight through his experience with IT as a child, which approached him as a homeless leper who sexually harasses him, and his later marrying a woman he knows he doesn’t love because she reminds him of his mother

    Part of Eddie’s character is his sexuality, through his fear of sexuality… just like Bev. It’s never specified so maybe he isn’t gay, maybe he’s bisexual or even asexual; it defines who he is without lessening him so why joke?

  • Dave

    Utter tripe of a movie. What a waste.

  • jackstark211

    I loved the movie. This is the first time in a long time that I enjoyed a book adaptation. I was so nervous they would fuck it all up and I was pleasantly surprised. Hope the second half works out.

  • Fr0gg0

    Whatever, would still be a boring movie. Overhyped as hell.

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