Can You Believe How Old Pennywise From ‘IT’ Is?
Pennywise the Dancing Clown, an incarnation of evil in the form of a clown, has become one of the most iconic movie villains of the modern age. Appearing in Stephen King’s novel IT in 1986 and made famous in the 2017 movie adaptation, the origins of this character have always been a point of debate. But what is often debated is the age of Pennywise. Can you believe that Pennywise from ‘IT’ is over 2700 years old?
First and foremost, Pennywise is a creature of the supernatural and does not really have a “true” age. The entity has been described in various forms throughout its life and based on those descriptions, fans and experts agree that the version of Pennywise the clown is a timeless being, immortal, and never aging – since the creature has been in existence before humanity was even alive.
However, the novel and movie provide hints that the creature’s age is roughly 2700 years old. Since King’s novel was based on the legend of Ishtar’s ancient summoning of the demon Pazuzu in Babylon, fans of the book come to the conclusion that Pennywise is about 2700 years old. The movie adaptation followed King’s novel closely, making the ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ character roughly 2700 years old.
Despite being over 2700 years old, Pennywise has not aged physically, due to its supernatural bonds. The evil character has been seen and described in various forms throughout the years, but the most recent and iconic form has been the current clown look.
Whether you’re a fan of the novel or movie, you now know the answer to that debate. Next time you come across discussions about the age of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, you can confidently answer with the words “over 2700 years old”.