Tim Curry's Pennywise Spotted in Latest It Trailer

“Oh yes. They cameo, Georgie. They cameo.” Image: ABC
“Oh yes. They cameo, Georgie. They cameo.” Image: ABC

The new full-length trailer for the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s It is damn scary, with Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise looking, sounding, and overall being downright terrifying. However, Skarsgard isn’t the first clown to take on the role, and he has some oversized shoes to fill. Lucky for us, Tim Curry’s iconic clown has a place in the reboot.


Fans have pointed out a pretty nifty Easter egg near the end of the latest trailer. As Richie Tozier (played by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard) wanders through a creepy room filled with clown dolls, he’s attacked by Skarsgard’s Pennywise. But he’s not alone. If you look to the left of Pennywise, mid-attack you can catch a brief glimpse at a familiar face.

That’s right, it’s our beloved Curry-fied Pennywise! Curry played the killer clown in the 1990 miniseries, scaring a generation of children nearly to death—albeit rather hilariously. And even though this reboot is definitively its own thing, with director Andrés Muschietti emphasizing that it’s more for fans of the book than the miniseries was, it’s nice to see this latest version paying tribute to the one thing that made its predecessor so iconic.


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Maybe it’s old news by now so apologies if it’s boring, but I ‘just found out’ that the producers originally wanted Tilda Swinton for the gig(!).


Obviously anything with Tilda is awesome, so...