On November 6, 1983, Will Beyers disappeared into the Upside Down, thus launching the first season of Stranger Things. The 2016 series managed to tell a fantastic story injected with all types of 1980s nostalgia.
Since then, there have been two more seasons of the show. Stranger Things 2 was a bit of letdown, but Stranger Things 3 was wonderful return to form. It also led to what has felt like an interminable wait for a fourth season. This week, however, Netflix promised to give us some solid information on Stranger Things 4‘s release while also declaring November 6 to be Stranger Things Day.
Sure enough, this Saturday brought us a ton of new info, including the fact that I was dead wrong about my prediction of a February release to coincide with a Valentine’s Day theme story. Turns out Stranger Things 4 will take place during Spring Break. But before you get too excited for a spring release, it was revealed that series itself won’t debut until Summer 2022.
Don’t let that bum you out too much, though. We’ve already waited this long, so a few more months isn’t too bad. Also, we’ve got a brand new trailer and episode titles to dissect. Let’s start with the former before moving onto the latter.
It seems that Elle is settling into life in California with the Byers despite getting picked on at school. Will also seems be doing okay, although Johnathan appears to be self-medicating a bit. It’s worth nothing, however, that Elle’s statement about making lots of new friends is accompanied by a classmate totally giving her the cold shoulder.
Despite adjusting to life on the west coast, Elle tells Mike in a letter that she can’t wait to see him during the upcoming Spring Break. After ominously predicting their reunion to be “the best Spring Break ever,” we’re treated to a montage of violent/scary imagery.
Suffice it to say, Elle’s return to Indiana looks to include threats of both the government and interdimensional variety. We also get a very clear indication that vindicated conspiracy buff Murray Bauman will player a major role in the upcoming season.
In addition to all the new footage, Stranger 4‘s episode titles were revealed, which you can watch/read below.
- The Hellfire Club
- Vecna’s Curse
- The Monster and The Superhero
- Dear Billy
- The Nina Project
- The Dive
- The Massacre At Hawkins Lab
- The Piggyback
As a comic site that specializes in X-Men news, we’re obviously very excited/intrigued by the Hellfire Club reference. I’m also guessing that ‘The Massacre at Hawkins Lab’ will feature quite a bit of the footage from the new trailer.
‘Billy’ is likely to be an episode centered around Max coming to terms with her brother’s death, which will be even more difficult since he died in a manner that has to remain a secret to the public.
As for ‘Papa,’ I don’t think we’ll be seeing Martin Brenner‘s return, at least in the present. My prediction is that the episode will be another flashback to Elle’s time at the Hawkins National Laboratory — although I’ve already proven in this same article why my predictions aren’t necessarily a safe bet.
Speaking of predictions, please feel free to leave yours in the comments. There’s plenty of time for some fun speculation before Stranger Things 4 finally debuts this summer.
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