A Fan's Ideal Casting Of 'It 2'

A Fan's Ideal Casting Of 'It 2'

Will these actors float down there?

As we approach Halloween, lets take the time to talk about a recent movie looks destined to be a Halloween classic. It has garnered levels of critical and commercial success that has not been seen from a horror movie in sometime. The film was so successful that a sequel has already been announced for 2019.

This sequel will focus on the main characters from the first movie as adults. Since this announcement, fans have been discussing potential casting choices for these roles. For this article, I will be presenting my fan-cast for It Chapter 2. I am aware that the child actors have already stated who they would like to play the older versions of their characters, so I am gonna try to avoid making identical casting choices.

Ryan Gosling as Bill

Ryan Gosling is a very versatile actor, which is important for a movie like this. I believe that Gosling would be believable as the grown leader of the Losers' Club. Gosling is also capable of coming off as really intelligent, which is important for a character that's basically a stand-in for Stephen King.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Ben

The story of Ben's transformation is very inspiring, as he goes from a chubby child to a fit, good looking adult. While many people would peg Chris Pratt for this role, I personally like Jake Gyllenhaal better. Gyllenhaal would be a great choice for any of the male adult roles (except for Mike, for obvious reasons), but I think he would be an especially good choice for Ben. While he obviously has the good looks down pat, Gyllenhaal has the acting range and charm to make you believe that he was chubby as a kid.

Jessica Chastain as Beverly

I know that this was Sophia Lillis' (the child actress for Bev) choice for adult Beverly, but this is just too perfect of a casting. While other actresses like Amy Adams and Bryce Dallas Howard would also make for good choices, Chastain is an absolute no-brainer (it also helps that she has worked with the film's director before).

Adam Scott as Eddie

With a film franchise like It, which balances horror with comedy, you need actors that can both be funny and pull of the drama needed for the more scary scenes. That is where Parks and Rec alumni Adam Scott comes in. With roles in films like Krampus and Little Evil, Scott has established himself as a master of the horror-comedy. Scott would also be believable as an adult who had to deal with an overprotective mother as a child.

Bill Hader as Richie

Another choice that's the same as the child actor's personal choice, but also another perfect casting. Richie was a constant showstealer in the first movie, and Hader has the chops to do the same in the sequel.

Casey Affleck as Stan

Without going into spoilers for both the novel and the 1990 mini-series, Stan as an adult is more tortured over the events of his childhood than any other member of the Losers' Club. If you saw Manchester By The Sea, you would know that Casey Affleck is perfect for this kind of role.

Jordan Peele as Mike

Like Adam Scott, Jordan Peele is an actor who knows how to balance horror and comedy. We all know how funny he can be through his roles on Key and Peele, but he also showed a great understanding of horror as the director of the hit movie Get Out. Another big part of Mike's character is that he is the only one of the group that didn't leave Derry, which obviously takes a toll on him mentally. Peele has the acting ability to show how all the cr*p that goes on in Derry has weighed him down.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



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15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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