IT Star Bill Skarsgård Teases Pennywise Return And Admits He Has Issues With THE CROW Reboot's Ending

IT Star Bill Skarsgård Teases Pennywise Return And Admits He Has Issues With THE CROW Reboot's Ending IT Star Bill Skarsgård Teases Pennywise Return And Admits He Has Issues With THE CROW Reboot's Ending

John Wick: Chapter Four star Bill Skarsgård has discussed the possibility of reprising his role as Pennywise in Welcome to Derry and admits he isn't a fan of how The Crow reboot ends. Read on for details!

By JoshWilding - May 30, 2024 06:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies
Source: Esquire

Bill Skarsgård has made a name for himself playing sinister characters, but he'll head into anti-hero territory when The Crow is released later this summer. 

The first trailer for the remake received a mixed response from fans of the classic 1994 movie, particularly as Skarsgård's Eric Draven looks more like Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad than Brandon Lee's iconic interpretation of the comic book character.

Talking to Esquire, the actor admits he had some trepidation about taking on The Crow's title role. "There's definitely worry about that," he says of fan expectations. "I'm trying to view the fame aspect as a challenge and navigate through it in a way that I’ll find happiness."

"I really don't think my line of profession is a recipe for happiness or contentment. Not a lot of us are happy. And the more the fame is increased, the more turbulent and scary life becomes."

Surprisingly, Skarsgård admits he's dissatisfied with how The Crow ends. Why? Seemingly because it leaves the door open for a sequel. "I personally preferred something more definitive," he admits. 

As for what comes next, the actor tells the site that he's heading to Toronto to shoot something he "[doesn't] want to spoil." Coincidentally, that's where IT prequel Welcome to Derry is shooting and when Skarsgård was asked about a possible return as Pennywise, he said, "Maybe." Pushed on whether talks have happened, he again responded, "Maybe."

Welcome to Derry is expected to premiere on Max sometime in 2025.

Bill Skarsgård takes on the iconic role of THE CROW in this modern reimagining of the original graphic novel by James O’Barr.

 Soulmates Eric Draven (Skarsgård) and Shelly Webster (FKA twigs) are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing himself, Eric sets out to seek merciless revenge on their killers, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put the wrong things right.

The Crow is directed by Rupert Sanders from a script by Zach Baylin and Will Schneider. Bill Skarsgård plays Eric Draven alongside FKA Twigs as Shelly Webster, his ill-fated love. The supporting cast includes Danny Huston, Isabella Wei, Laura Birn, and Sami Bouajila.

The Crow is set to arrive in theaters on August 23.

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