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The Duffer Brothers Love Stranger Things Fan Theories, and There’s a Correct One Out There


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matt and Ross Duffer talked about things like keeping the second season announcement secret, working with their young cast, and episode count. While they didn’t give up any spoilers, except that one new kid (likely Max from their casting call) is “a cool new character,” they want you to know that they love hearing your fan theories.

The two revealed their nine episode titles as a teaser a while back (“Madmax,” “The Boy Who Came Back to Life,” “The Pumpkin Patch,” “The Palace,” “The Storm,” “The Pollywog,” “The Secret Cabin,” “The Brain,” and “The Lost Brother”), and they said that while “some of the titles will change,” they “wanted to provide some hint of where we were going in season two without giving anything away.”

The titles led to wild speculation, some of which the Duffers brothers noted as “right or very close.” Some of the Stranger Things cast even joined in on their own theories, like Noah Schnapp’s suggestion that Will may turn evil. “Some of the fan theories online are amazing,” says Matt, “Some of those people have figured stuff out based off the chapter titles.” Ross adds that many “are elaborate and smart. They’re not crap. I love reading this stuff.” Time to read every single Stranger Things theory available on the web; see y’all at The Upside Down. Where’s my cork board and red string?

Matt also states that they saw endless potential for season 2, and the two have a much better plan than they did before, so I have high hopes for where our characters will be next season:

Once we got into the room for season two, we started expanding our mythology. We never got boxed in, because we’re dealing with an alternate dimension. It feels like the possibilities are limitless. We’re building up the mythology in a way that we know now where we want the story and these characters to end. We have more of a game plan now than we did two years ago.

Do you have any theories for where season 2 will take us, or what those titles mean?

(via Uproxx)

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