With the IT Supercut being announced earlier this week I thought it was time to break down everything we know about the upcoming release.
The Supercut will contain both films as well as all of the deleted scenes and even some new ones to flesh out the entire story of the Loser’s Club.
The original cut of IT Chapter Two came in at four hours so there was a lot omitted from the release that will finally see the light of day with this new extended edition.
Throughout this, I’m going to be going over everything we know so far, all of the deleted content that will be added back in and what we can expect in the new additions.
There will be heavy spoilers here, so if you haven’t seen either film then I highly suggest that you turn off now. With that out the way I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this video, now let’s get into our breakdown of the IT Supercut.
It Supercut Deleted Scenes
The first scene that we know that will be included in the supercut showcases some of Pennywise’s backstory most notably The Well House which is seen in a painting when Ben is sitting in the library. This scene set in the 16th century had a formless Pennywise appearing and it would show the creature chasing a woman with her baby through The Well House before finally trapping her in a room. The woman pleaded with Pennywise to not eat her or her family to which Pennywise says that he will not kill them as long as she lets it have her baby. In the scene, the woman then put the baby on the floor and left the room and we would see a bald, red Pennywise slowly circle it.
We would later learn that the Well House would in fact become the one on Neobolt street and the well itself would become the entrance to Pennywise’s lair.
It Chapter 1 Deleted Scenes
There’s also a scene where we see Henry Bowers going mad after slowly being driven insane by the torment of Pennywise and we pick up with Bill after fleeing from the basement during the scene in which Georgie appeared. He pleaded with his father to check the basement because of how flooded it is and how Georgie is down there and we hear his father wading through the water before coming up and saying ‘it’s as dry as a bone.’
This mirrors the scene with Beverly in which her father was unable to see the blood and also showcases how Pennywise has a psychic effect over the townspeople so that it can continue to operate in kidnapping children.
We also see Henry Bowers in a car stalking the Losers before the attack in Neobolt house and he’s also killed his friends. This mirrors his appearance in IT Chapter Two in which he followed them with the car before attacking them.
The final added scene for the first film would be Bill moving away with his parents to Arcadia at the end of the movie. He looks at his hand with the scar of the oath before getting in the car and leaving the area to go on and become a successful writer and this scene cements how he managed to escape from Derry.
It Chapter 2 Deleted Scenes
Going on to the second film now, which will still be part of the supercut the first scene that we saw in trailers for It Chapter Two that didn’t make it to the film is Pennywise jumping out of a wall with Mike looking up at him. This scene actually centered around Mike returning to the burned out building where his parents died in order to find a token to help fight the clown in The Ritual Of Chud.
At the location when Mike returned, Pennywise was going to taunt Mike over his parent’s death and say that it was their fault that the building burned down and there was also going to be the corpse of a young girl who died in the first which would also hammer home that Mike’s parents were responsible.
Throughout the film Mike believes that his parents were drug addicts due to a newspaper title that we later see changes upon the defeat of Pennywise showing that the character has always mistakingly believed that his parents were the ones to blame.
The title of the paper was to be revelead to say ‘Two Locals Die Saving Neighbor’s Daughter From Electrical Blaze’ and would cement that they were heroes rather than simply addicts.
This scene would reiterate Mike’s guilt as well as how he feels towards his mother and father and also flesh out Mike going back for a Totem.
Ben At The Quarry
In the original script when going to get his Token, Ben visited the Quarry instead of the School and this is where he was confronted by the severly burnt Beverly that taunts and chases him. Whether they will switch this up for the Supercut or keep it as the School remains to be seen but they might change the scenes up to show viewers what they could have gotten in the final cut.
The Quarry also appears at the end of the film, which I’ll get into later so this may have been deemed to repetitive.
In addition to this, the scene in which Beverly visits her old home and runs into Mrs. Kersh would be far longer than the version that we saw in the theatrical cut. In the trailer for the film in which this scene was first shown, there are several elements of it that didn’t make it and thus we know that a lot got left on the cutting room floor. This includes the way in which Mrs. Kersh transforms with her originally doing it in front of Beverly in the concept art as well as her teeth falling out during it.
Upon leaving the house a Balloon with the words, ‘Sweet Dreams Bevvie’ that would appear.
On top of this when Mrs. Kersh pulls Beverly under the water on the way to Pennywise’s lair, there was also a scene in which the two fought it out. In the film this moment seems a bit jarring as she’s pulled under, The Loser’s club dive in to save her and then emerge with her without there being much of a struggle. This scene was going to flesh out this encounter and show them tackling Kersh and freeing Beverly from the creature.
Jessica Chastain was injured during this so it’s a shame that we never got to see it but if you’re looking for things to cut I guess that this doesn’t really add all that much.
Maturin The Turtle
Fans have often cried out of Maturin the Turtle to appear in a version of IT but bar a few references, it’s never made an appearance. However, in the original cut of the film when at the Quarry at the end of the film, the Loser’s would once more spot a turtle underwater, similar to how they did in the first film.
I promise to cover the turtle one day in a video but Andy Muschetti, director of the film, has said that he does want to flesh out more of Maturin’s appearances in the film.
IT Supercut New Scenes
This ties in with the fact that Muschetti has said that he is also working on bringing new scenes to the film for the Supercut and in an interview with ET he stated:
“We’re in talks with the studio to make a supercut, which is basically the two movies edited together with all the material that is not in the released versions. And yeah, there are a couple of scenes that I want to shoot to make this a new experience. One thing is from the novel and the other thing is not. I want to be a little cryptic about it.”
He later went on to say to Entertainment weekly when discussing the possibility of a third film:
“It would have to be the right type of approach to it. The book ends where the second movie ends, so that is the final chapter of this story. There is this interesting aspect of going back in time before all this happened. There might be a story there that might be worth exploring. Obviously that would be a story that’s not in the book, it would be a freestanding story, but obviously within the same universe. So, there might be something interesting out of it. I think it would be fun.”
So the new scene could potentially focus more on Pennywise’s origin story and his attack on the early settlers in Derry as well as the colonies that he wiped out which is paid lip service to in the first film.
Either way there’s a lot to look forward to and I would love to have a mega cut that viewers can just sit and come back to almost like a tv series.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this news and if you’re excited for the supercut.
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