Stranger Things 4 Star Reveals Behind The Scenes Of SPOILER Return
Many of the main characters of stranger things returned for the acclaimed show’s fourth season, including David Harbour’s Hopper, who could easily have been written off with the Season 2 cliffhanger. One popular character, however, died in a previous season , and his death took place onscreen, so there was no doubt about his ultimate fate. Surprisingly, the character in question ended up making a brief appearance in season 4, in a very unexpected way. WARNING: Spoilers for Stranger Things 4 ahead!
Billy, played by Dacre Montgomery, died at the end of stranger things 3, standing up to the monsters of the Upside Down to save Max and the others after acting as the Mind Flayer’s puppet all season. In Season 4, Max blames himself for not saving Billy. When Max’s mind is invaded by Vecna, she has a vision of Billy, still bleeding from her death, blaming her for what she didn’t do. On Monday, Montgomery took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo from his comeback.
“I feel extremely lucky to have been able to shoot these scenes during the pandemic in my hometown of Perth (Australia),” Montgomery wrote. “What an absolute blessing to work with such an amazing and [Shawn Levy] staging on Zoom!”
Billy appears in Season 4 as part of the storyline surrounding Vecna, the show’s terrifying new villain. Series producer and director Shawn Levy opened up to IGN about the creature known as Vecna.
“Season 4 needed a villain like never before,” Levy said. “And it had to be more than a creature, more than an evil cloud of particles. It had to be a humanoid villain with more depth, more dimension and way more evil. That’s what is Vecna.”
At stranger things 4 premiere, series star David Harbor offered some thoughts on what Vecna brings to the table in this new season. Like Levy, Harbor confirmed that the villain is very different from anything we’ve seen so far.
“Vecna is a psychological horror that I don’t think I’ve really seen,” Harbor said. Variety. “The Upside Down was this Wild West world where there are creatures running around, there is violence, but we’ve never seen anything as psychologically miscalculated as this. It’s exciting because he’s a real big bad guy that we needed on the show.”
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