The upcoming ‘It’ prequel won’t feature Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, and Twitter is in an uproar.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: A wall mural of Pennywise the clown from the movie "IT" painted by Scott Marsh is seen on Cleveland street wall in the suburb of Chippendale on August 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. The movie "IT" based on the 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King is set for release in cinemas on September 7th. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Bill Skarsgård Drops Bombshell: Not Returning to Play Pennywise in ‘It’ Prequel

Fans of Stephen King’s horror novel “It” and its subsequent film adaptations were shocked to learn that Bill Skarsgård, who played the evil clown Pennywise, would not be returning to reprise his role in the upcoming prequel. Skarsgård announced his decision in a recent interview, stating that he felt it was time to move on from the character and that he was excited to see where the new direction of the prequel series would take it. His departure leaves a big question mark on who will play the iconic character in the prequel, and what new elements they will bring to the story.

Twitter Reacts: Fans In Upheaval Over Bill Skarsgård’s Departure from Pennywise Role

As with any major news in the entertainment world, Twitter was quick to react to Skarsgård’s announcement. Many fans expressed their disappointment at his departure from the series, and there was a general sense of upheaval amongst those who had enjoyed his portrayal of Pennywise. Some users even went so far as to suggest that without Skarsgård, the prequel would be doomed to fail. However, others held out hope that the team behind the series would be able to bring in a new actor and continue to deliver the same level of quality that had made “It” such a hit.

Who Will Play Pennywise? Speculations Rise Following Bill Skarsgård’s Exit from ‘It’ Prequel

With Skarsgård out of the picture, the internet has been abuzz with speculation over who will take over the role of Pennywise. Names ranging from established actors to up-and-coming talent have been thrown into the mix, with no clear frontrunner emerging as of yet. Fans have been taking to social media to voice their opinions on who they think would be right for the role, with some even suggesting that it would be better to introduce a new villain to the prequel rather than attempting to replicate Skarsgård’s performance.

The Future of ‘It’: A Look at How Bill Skarsgård’s Decision Affects the Highly-Anticipated Prequel Series

Despite concerns about the absence of Skarsgård, the prequel series is still set to move ahead as planned. While it’s always daunting when a beloved character is replaced by a new actor, it’s important to remember that adaptations can bring about fresh interpretations and perspectives. It will be interesting to see who will eventually take on the role of Pennywise, and how they will approach the character in a way that sets them apart from Skarsgård’s interpretation. Regardless of what happens, one thing is for sure: the anticipation for the “It” prequel series is at an all-time high.

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Written by Dustin Gandof

Dustin Gandof is a writer for BeGitty, a website about news and entertainment. He is interested in a lot of things including the production of music. In college, he studied at North Carolina State University.

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