You cannot talk about 2017's horror movies without mentioning Andy Muschietti's IT. The film delivered some amazing thrills, and much of that was due to the phenomenal performances by the young cast and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. One of the film's final scenes involved the dancing clown retreating into a sewer pipe when the Losers show they are no longer afraid, and while speaking to CinemaBlend about this sequence during the recent IT home release junket, 14-year-old actor Wyatt Oleff explained that he thinks Pennywise went to an even deeper hideout that audiences didn't get to see in the first movie. Oleff elaborated:
Like I'm just coming up with this on the spot but it would be really cool if there was like a separate layer to the, what's that space called? Cistern. If there was like a lower layer to that that would be really cool. Yeah, like his like official nest area.
So when Pennywise dropped himself down a sewer pipe to escape a severe beating at the hands of The Losers Club, he was not just running off to lick his wounds somewhere in the sewers. Based on Wyatt Oleff's assessment of the scene, the young actor seems to think that there's an even deeper and eviler place underneath Derry, Maine that audiences never got a chance to see in IT. That is where Pennywise actually calls home, and that is where he went to wait for another 27 years.
Check out a clip from our conversation with the young stars of IT below to hear what Wyatt Oleff had to say about Pennywise and his secret lair underneath the cistern.
This idea could make a perfect jumping off point as Andy Muschietti prepares to dive in for IT: Chapter 2. The sequel is expected to delve far more heavily into the mythology of Pennywise himself as we find ourselves introduced to older versions of the Losers, so showing off a much more detailed lair underneath the creepy Maine town could help flesh out who this demonic clown is, and what he truly wants.
Before you go off and get even more excited about the possibility of a story like this playing out on the big screen, it is worth remembering that none of this is actually canon. Wyatt Oleff made this possible story up off of the top of his head, which means there's no way of knowing if it's something that Andy Muschietti has considered as a viable path for IT: Chapter 2. With two years left until the next film in the IT saga hits the big screen, we will just have to wait and see.