ScareDiego 2019
IT: Chapter Two at ScareDiego 2019. Photo by Corey Ransberg

Last night San Diego Comic-Con kicked off its pop culture convention with its third annual ScareDiego event hosted by comedian Conan O’Brien.

The highly anticipated sequel scheduled to premiere in theaters September 6th, featured the cast and crew of the horror film. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa, and Andy Bean graced the stage along with the film’s director Andy Muschietti.

The presentation showed 3 movie clips including an extended clip. The first clip shows the group reconnecting again in a scene taking place inside a Chinese restaurant. Our takeaways from the clips presented a blend of horror and comedy. In IT: Chapter Two expect to be laughing one moment and suffering from sheer terror the next. It will be a rollercoaster ride of emotion and many of the clips are moments from the trailer, which premiered at comic-con.

James McAvoy mentioned when he was watching actor Bill Skarsgård — who plays the nightmarish Pennywise — explains how uncomfortable he was filming scenes with the character. McAvoy also worried for Skarsgård from one actor to another, since it is such a dark portrayal.  It was certainly a freaky environment for the actors to work in.

The film releases in theaters September 6th.