It isn’t even in its second weekend yet and we already want more. We want the sequel. We want answers. And, ultimately, we want to spend more time with the Losers Club. All of that is in the works, but the last one is coming sooner than the rest.
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In an interview with Yahoo Movies, producer Barbara Muschietti revealed a director’s cut of It will be released when the film makes it to Blu-ray and digital HD. Her brother, director Andy Muschietti, said there would “probably [be] an extra 15 minutes for hardcore fans.”
But that’s not all. The Muschiettis also teased two of the scenes they’re likely to put back in for this extended version.
There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry [for the town’s history of deadly “accidents” and child disappearances], and it has a great resolution.
That’s one. A second takes place at the quarry, during the scene where everyone works up the courage to jump into the water in their underwear.
After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.
Those two scenes probably can’t be more than two or three minutes long each — so expect a few more new scenes to also be included.
However, watching the interview, it’s unclear which definition of “director’s cut” the Muschiettis mean. There’s the actual definition, which would mean the cut in theatres isn’t their preferred version, because the studio made them cut it for time. And there’s the more common definition, which in recent years has kind of become a blanket statement for “movie with more footage in it.” Watching the pair talk to Yahoo, it seems almost a bit of both, as they hint they wish they’d had more money for this one, but also are ok with moving ideas and scenes into the second movie.
Either way, more It is a good thing. Click the below link to watch the full interview. The quotes above start around five minutes in.