However, not all of Skarsgård’s scares made it into the final cut. Indeed, as with many motion pictures, It had a number of deleted scenes. But one significant bit was dropped not because it wasn’t good enough for the final cut, but rather because it would have been too intense for audiences to stomach.
And during an appearance on the Variety podcast Playback, Skarsgård revealed details of the scene to host Kristopher Tapley. According to the actor, the moment took place almost 500 years before the events of the movie. And it would have established something of an origin story for the enigmatic Pennywise.