Exactly How Long Will It Chapter 2 Be Scaring the Sh*t Out of You? Here's the Lengthy Runtime

The sequel to 2017’s It, aptly titled It Chapter Two, inches closer to theaters by the day. And in addition to our building anxiety about seeing what torture the Losers Club will have to endure from the gloved hands of Pennywise this time around, we’ve luckily gotten our hands on a bunch of exciting details about the film. In addition to the premiere date, cast, and story (oh, and a bunch of absolutely horrifying trailers), director Andy Muschietti recently revealed the horror film’s runtime.

While it’s not quite as long as Avengers: Endgame‘s three hour run, the sequel is still going to require some strategic pee breaks. While speaking to Digital Spy, Muschietti said the film comes in at 2 hours and 45 minutes. Woof. That’s a long time to see Pennywise’s face on the big screen. However, according to the director, they ended up cutting out a ton of other elements from the sequel that would’ve made it even longer.

“A movie is very different when you’re writing the script and you’re building a story compared to what the final product is,” Muschietti explained. “At the beginning, when you’re writing and building the beats of the story, everything that you put in there seems very essential to the story. However, when you have the movie finally edited and it’s 4 hours long, you realize that some of the events and some of the beats can be easily lifted but the essence of the story remains intact.”

He went on to note that he couldn’t make a four-hour movie since that would make people (and their bladders) “feel uncomfortable,” and that the pacing in the finished product is far better. “Nobody who’s seen the movie has had any complaint,” he added. You’ll just have to wait and see for yourself when It Chapter Two hits theaters on Sept. 5.

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