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In honor of James McAvoy's birthday on Sunday, "It: Chapter Two" director Andy Muschietti has unveiled the first photo of the actor as Bill Denbrough.

The post came via Instagram Monday as Muschietti wished McAvoy a belated happy birthday. In this case, better late than never is true. The director kindly acknowledged the "great [James McAvoy] who will thrust his f-f-fists against anything that moves" come the film's opening day.

The photo doesn't tell us a lot, but adult Bill looks somewhat troubled. That's not surprising considering that the new story  involves the return of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). It picks up 27 years after the events of the first film and brings the adult versions of The Losers' Club members back to Derry.

McAvoy is one of the seven actors who joined the sequel to play adult Losers. His character was previously played by Jaeden Lieberher.

"It: Chapter Two" opens Sept. 6.

[via: Andy Muschietti/Instagram]