IT Chapter Two: Who does James McAvoy play in new Stephen King sequel?

IT Chapter Two is set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the Autumn. Fans are already champing at the bit to see the Losers Club fight Pennywise the Clown again. And James McCoy will play a vital role in the sequel to 2017’s IT.

Who does James McAvoy play in IT Chapter Two?

James McAvoy plays Bill Debrough in the new film.

Bill was the former leader of the Losers Club, whose younger brother Georgie was brutally murdered by Pennywise in a harrowing scene from IT.

In the scene, Georgie innocently moved towards the figure speaking to him in the drain, only to have his arm eaten by the murderous clown before he was dragged into the sewer and killed.

After he led the group in avenging Georgie in 1989, he promises he will return to Derry if it comes back.

As the monster returns, Bill, now a successful murder mystery writer with a movie star wife, must reunite with those he fought alongside 27 years before.

Jaeden Martell will also return to play the young Bill Denbrough in the film.

Who else is in the cast of IT Chapter Two?

Jessica Chastain plays the only female member of the Losers Club, Beverly Marsh, who was physically and sexually abused as a child.

She is now a fashion designer in Chicago who has had several abusive relationships, including her marriage to Tom Rogan on her return to Derry.

Bill Hader will play Richie Tozier, the joker of the group and best friend of Bill, who returns to Derry as a successful DJ in LA.

Isaiah Mustafa, playing the adult Mike Hanlon, is the only one to stay in Derry and becomes the town librarian, bringing the group back together on Pennywise’s return.

James Ransom plays the adult Eddie Kaspbrak, who runs a limo business in New York and is married to Myra, who has many similarities to his overbearing motion.

Jay Ryan plays Ben Hanscom, the child bullied for being overweight.

He has lost weight and works in Nebraska as a successful architect.

Finally, Andy Bean plays Stanley Uris, who also helped to fight It, has become a partner in an Atlanta-based accounting firm as an adult, married to Patty, a teacher.

Along with the adult players, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Wyatt Oleff will return to the cast in their original roles.

And, of course, Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise the evil clown.

IT Chapter Two is released in cinemas on September 6