EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things 4 Volume 2.
Last Friday, July 1, 2022, Netflix premiered on the platform Volume 2 of Stranger Things 4in which through two episodes that add up to a duration of four hours, we were able to witness the great confrontation between our young protagonists and the great villain Vecna.
One of the most commented topics of this fourth season of Stranger Thingsamong the fandom, has been Will Byers’ little screen time (Noah Schnapp), who has had a couple of seasons with very little participation in the story, and is about the character that started it all with his disappearance in the first season, which took him to the Upside Down, and to live since then, a transition to his adolescence is not easy at all, adding to that the never confirmed but suggested sexuality of Will, which this season has become clear with two scenes in which the character speaks, first with his friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and later with his brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton).
Subsequently, and in the last moments of Stranger Things 4, with all the boys back in Hawkins, Indiana, we saw Will once again get that feeling on the back of his neck that told him evil was near. This shot, which might seem simple to some, already warned us of what the Duffer brothers themselves now confirm: Will will play a big role in the final season, Stranger Things 5.
Collider inquired with the co-creators Matt y Ross Dufferon the importance of Will’s aforementioned scenes, and what’s to come for the character in the final season:
“Noah is amazing,” says Matt Duffer. “We shot that scene [la de Will en la van hablando con Mike y Jonathan viendo desde el espejo retrovisor], it took us half a day to shoot that scene from all angles, it was an important scene to get it right, we felt. But Noah was, I thought, just amazing in that scene. I also love that scene between him and Charlie, him and his brother, Jonathan. His brother is there for him.”
About Season 5:
“Will is going to be a big part and focus, that’s really all I can say for Season 5, on his journey.. we are beginning to see [cómo llega a] his coming of age, really. Which has been challenging for various reasons, some of which are supernatural. But you’re starting to see him get to be himself.”
Ross Duffer agrega: “[Está] getting ready to go full circle to season 1. I think you’re going to see him with a couple of character arcs, not just Will. But also with Steve and Nancy, and his relationship with Jonathan where things aren’t fully resolved.. The characters may have taken steps, as in the case of Will, but that journey is not over yet. All of that will play a huge role as we try to wrap this up next season.”
What do you think Will’s way of growing his role will be in the final season of Stranger Things?