Stranger Things: Noah Schnapp confirms Key Will Byers theory

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for both parts of Stranger Things season 4.

Stranger Things drew no blow with his emotionally charged moments in season 4. Today, in an interview with VarietyNoah Schnapp confirmed something that fans have long speculated about: Will is gay.

“It was suggested in season 1. It was always like that, but you never really knew, is it just him growing up slower than his friends? Now that he’s getting older, they made it a very real, obvious one. “Now it’s 100% clear that he’s gay and loves Mike,” Schnapp said.

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There has been much speculation over the years about Will’s sexuality, including a scene in season 3 that suggests it. This past season, however, delivered a bang in an emotionally charged scene where Will explains Mike Eleven’s emotions, which actually reflect his own.

As the scene ends, Will turns away from Mike and sobs silently. It is a heartbreaking, nuanced and emotional scene that has resonated with many. Schnapp explains that he has gotten fans to come to him and express their appreciation of Will’s character.

“People have come to me [and said,] ‘This Will character made me feel so good. And I related to it so much. That’s exactly who I was when I was a kid. ‘ It just made me so happy to hear. They write this real character and this real journey and real struggle, and they do it so well. “

Schnapp teases that he called Duffer Brothers a few weeks ago and asked what’s next for Will, saying, “Of course we’re hoping for an upcoming scene, and I’d also like to see them address this connection to Mind Flayer. , and how it fits into the world. “

Based on some of the final moments of season 4, we can expect Will to play more heavily as we know he has some sort of connection to Vecna. Season 4 will have many questions to answer including what happens to Max, who was almost killedand will Upside Down’s toughest rocker Eddie Munson ever get his name cleared?

Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at @caseydavidmt.

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