IT an art recasts Pennywise the clown with Cameron Monaghan over Bill Skarsgard. The killer clown Pennywise of course first appeared in Stephen Kingís novel IT. Published in 1986. An extra-terrestrial being who has lived on earth for millions of years.
The villain terrorized the town of Derry on a twenty-six-year cycle before finally being defeated by the grown-up members of the Losersí Club.No doubt the clown make-up sported by Monaghan on Gotham inspired ApexForm to envision him as Pennywise. And indeed itís not a great stretch to see him in the role.
Whether Monaghan would be able to bring the proper level of scariness to Pennywise is indeed another question. Obviously, he was frightening enough as the Valeskas on Gotham. But Pennywise is on another level as an iconic horror movie villain. For Monaghan or any other actor tackling the role in the future.
The challenge will obviously be overcoming the massive legacy established by Curry and then Skarsgard. Indeed, Skarsgard himself had to overcome fans already being in love with Curryís Pennywise to take ownership of the character. And itís fair to say he succeeded.If anything has been proven by the two different and effective takes on the villainous clown from IT.
Itís that thereís more than one way to tackle Pennywise. Given the huge box office for the two IT movies. Studio executives would no doubt love to figure out a way to bring the character back in a new story not covered by the original novel. So perhaps Monaghan will one day get his chance to go where Curry and Skarsgard went before.