"Stranger Things" Sort of Addressed Will's Sexuality in Season 4, Vol. 2
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When the first volume of “Stranger Things” season four hit Netflix on May 28, fans had some major questions about what was going on with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp). When Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) heads west to visit Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Will, it seems to some like the latter is harboring a major crush on his longtime friend. Will’s sexuality is something the show has mentioned but never directly addressed for years. Back in season one, Joyce (Winona Ryder) tells Hopper (David Harbour) that Will’s dad used to call him “queer.”
But some fans were upset that the show seemed content to keep Will’s sexuality ambiguous, instead of letting the character come out fully. After the first batch of season four episodes aired, the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, spoke about the potential plot line and promised it would be addressed in the final two episodes.
“You’re supposed to be asking those questions,” Matt Duffer told TVLine on June 2 about fan speculation.
But the brothers didn’t want to confirm if Will is gay or not. “This is where it gets tricky since we haven’t released the whole season yet,” Matt said to the outlet. “I just want people to watch the final two episodes,” but according to TVLine, he promised clarity would come in them.
“We have story arcs and we have character arcs,” Ross Duffer told TVLine. “How we structured [the season], we’ve released the first two acts of this story. The final act, which is the last two episodes, resolves a lot of things, both character and story, and then some of it is also setting up for our final season.”
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