While IT: Chapter 2 has yet to make it to theaters and the lawsuit is still ongoing, the runtime has been confirmed!
Image Via Youtube
Based on half of Stephen King’s 1986 book of the same name, 2017’s It was met with widespread critical and audience acclaim, boasting a critical census of 85% with an average rating of 7.24 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and was a massive commercial success with a worldwide gross of $700 million.
Hopefully, It didn’t make it big because of the film’s relatively breezy two hour and fifteen minute, or 135 minute, run time. Hopefully, because IT: Chapter 2 will be one of the longest horror movies ever released.
Image Via Variety
Director Andy Muschietti told Digital Spy that It: Chapter 2 is “Two hours and 45 mins,” but assured fans that “the pacing is very good. Nobody who’s seen the movie has had any complaint.”
That’s 165 minutes, about thirty minutes more than the previous film.
Image Via IMDB
For the record, the 1990 version, staring Tim Curry and a young Seth Green, did break the three-hour mark, but that was set across two feature-length TV episodes.
Image Via Amazon
On the other hand, you have to wonder how these movies aren’t longer considering the Stephen King book has about 1,138 pages, meaning it’s so big that you could reasonably expect to kill an extra-dimensional clown with it.
Just look at the clown below. You could take him, right?
Featured Image Via Collider