The creators of Stranger Things have commenced their work on the last season, building on the immense anticipation fueled by the success of season 4. While we eagerly await the final installment, Ross Duffer has teased a mysterious character, sparking speculation and excitement among fans.
Filming for the final season of Stranger Things is set to kick off on January 8, 2024. Ross Duffer recently unveiled the cast list for the first episode of season 5 on Instagram. The ensemble includes key characters such as Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Will Byers, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, Joyce Byers, Jim Hopper, Jonathan Byers, Nancy Wheeler, Steve Harrington, Karen Wheeler, Robin Buckley, and Murray Bauman.
However, one name on the list was crossed out which has sparked speculations among fans. You can check out the list below.
Mystery Character in Season 5 Episode 1
While the crossed-out name could indicate the introduction of a new character, there's also a possibility that an older character might make a return in episode 1. Previously, the Duffer Brothers stated that the final season would center around the main original characters, with no new introductions in season 5. This development has fueled curiosity among fans about the potential reappearance of a familiar face.
It has already been confirmed that Linda Hamilton will join the cast of Stranger Things, portraying an undisclosed character. Speculations among fans suggest that she might take on the role of Patty Newby, the girlfriend of Henry Creel. Considering her character has already been introduced in the play, she technically wouldn't be considered a completely new addition. This raises the possibility that the crossed-out name on the list could indeed be that of Linda Hamilton's character.
Some fans are hoping for the unexpected return of their favorite characters in the final season. Whether it's Eddie Munson, Barb, Bob Newby, or Billy Hargrave, the chances of their reappearance seem unlikely. If they do make an appearance, it would likely be in the form of flashbacks.
However, the most chances are that the crossed out name on the list is Max Mayfield. She was last seen hospitalized in an uncertain condition after being saved by Eleven.
The deliberate crossing out of Max Mayfield's name by the Duffer Brothers suggests an intentional air of uncertainty surrounding her fate. This intriguing detail aligns with a shot listing scene, where a Funko Pop figure of Max was seen Upside Down.
With the conclusion of Stranger Things in season 5, the creators face immense pressure to bring closure to the arcs of numerous characters. The emphasis is expected to be on the original characters, making it improbable for the introduction of new faces. However, as the final season unfolds, viewers can anticipate surprises and twists.
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