Richie is neglected or abused by his parentsRichie is shown to have a loudmouthed, attention-seeking attitude, and his missing poster shows him to be a mere 90 lbs; substantially underweight for a child his height and age. In addition, unlike the miniseries, his family is one of the few that we never see over the course of the film. Child neglect could connect a lot of dots.
The Turtle will make an appearanceDue to the fact the movie will be based more on the book, along with the leaked script having several references to the Turtle, it is almost guaranteed that ol' Maturin himself will make an appearance, an element the miniseries neglected to include.
- It's been confirmed by the director that the Turtle will be in Part 1. However, he also suggested that it won't have a clear connection to The Dark Tower as was seen in the novel.
- In the film itself, Maturin does not appear, but is instead alluded to via a LEGO turtle in Georgie's bedroom, and further joked about when one of the Losers spots a turtle while swimming at the creek.
- Depends on how you view things: The movie explicitly states that IT is powered by the fear of its victims, so the kids defeat IT by overcoming their fears. Take that explanation as you will. Also, given how Part 1 ends (Bev leaving Derry), the speculation about the kids growing to be professional monster hunters in Part 2 is unlikely, with the exception of Mike, who, according to the director, will become obsessed with learning all about IT in the 27 years that pass between movies.
Derry is a Town with a Dark Secret in more than one wayWhile the Losers investigate previous attacks of It they will discover that the founders of the city made a deal with It so Derry had prosperity for the 27 years between attacks in exchange for the children of it's citizens. To make things worse, at least one of the Losers is related to these people.
- Not revealed in the first movie, but there's still the sequel.
- Heavily implied all the same — the art depicting the town's founding has Pennywise in it, and the founders all died shortly after.
- Confirmed. A Freeze-Frame Bonus in the second trailer shows a room full of clown costumes, one of which is Tim Curry's Pennywise suit.
Georgie is actually alive.Once the Losers find him, Pennywise will kill Georgie just to spite Bill. Ironically, this will bring about his downfall.
- Nope, he's been Dead All Along.
Battery AcidIn this movie, Eddie will say the book-accurate "BATTERY ACID, FUCKNUTS" before dealing his blow on Pennywise, but in the sequel, he'll say "This is battery acid you slime!" as a way to symbolize his loss of innocence.
- Nope, there was no battery acid/aspirator scene in the movie.
- Further, It no longer demonstrates the weaknesses of any of Its shapeshifted forms, as demonstrated when It survives Bill's attack while It was disguised as Georgie, who'd have died.
Pennywise actually possessed Mr. MarshIt would explain why he appeared suddenly after Beverly knocked him out.
Bill's stutter is just a mental/situational thing.This explains why he doesn't stutter much when talking to Georgie.
- This would also explain why his stutter got worse when Georgie went missing, and how his stutter goes away when he's talking about something important.
Bill, Ben, and Bev are really just DJ, Chowder, and Jenny from Monster HouseGiven that these two movies have a TON of similarities, it wouldn't be too far fetched.
- DJ and Bill are the leaders of their group, and are relatively good people. And to top it off both fall in love with the red headed girl in the group.
- Ben is Chowder. both are the only people in the group who are overweight, and both have a crush on a girl who doesn't return their feelings.
- Bev is of course Jenny. both have red hair, and could easily put up a fight. And both end up falling in love with the leader of the group.
Deep down, Bill knew that Georgie was dead, but he was in denial throughout the whole movie.Bill's smart enough to know that a seven-year-old like Georgie couldn't have survived his disappearance, especially for eight months. Bill's character arc is about him finally accepting his loss and moving on.