Stranger Things 4 Was About To Kill Max Mayfield, Here’s Why She Escaped A Set Fate
Stranger Things 4 was supposed to mark the end of the road for Sadie Sink’s Maxine “Max” Mayfield, but creators Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer ultimately decided to keep her fate a bit ambiguous. In a new interview, the Duffer Brothers confirmed that the fan-favorite character’s death “has been discussed as a possibility”, but they opted to end the fourth season of their Netflix sci-fi series with “a little more ‘a question mark’, setting the scene for the fifth and final installment. The Duffer Brothers, however, refrained from giving any hints as to what awaits Max in Stranger Things 5.
Ross said in an interview with the official Stranger Things YouTube channel, “We wanted to end with a little more question mark at the end of the season. Where it’s still really dark and we don’t know if Max will be fine. We don’t really know. We wanted to leave it up in the air to move forward into Season 5.”
Volume 2, the two-part conclusion to Stranger Things 4, saw the monstrous villain Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) shatter Max’s bones, leaving her in a coma-like mental state. While Max is apparently still alive, the same can’t be said for Joseph Quinn’s Eddie Munson – Hellfire Club founder and Upside Down guitarist – as the new favorite has been killed off.
Matt said the protagonists had to lose to set up Stranger Things season 5: “We were going to introduce Vecna and they were going to lose to him. It sets our characters up for what will be the ultimate final showdown with Vecna and Upside Down in Season 5.”
It will be interesting to see if the events started in Stranger Things 4 reach a satisfying conclusion to Season 5.
Stranger Things 4, meanwhile, recently became only the second Netflix series after 2021’s Korean survival thriller Squid Game – which logged 1.65 billion hours in its first 28 days – to hit a chart high. billion hours of viewing.
The fourth season will be followed by Stranger Things 5, but it’s unclear when that will arrive. A Stranger Things spinoff series is also in the works, but it’s unlikely to be led by the Duffer Brothers.
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