Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 is now out, and fans all around the world are discussing the remarkable feature from the Upside Down, as well as everything related to the latest villain. In the new episodes, however, there are a lot of relationships developed. Stranger Things continues to hint at the uncertain nature of Will’s sexuality, with Eleven and Mike, Nancy and Jonathan, Nancy and Steve (perhaps?! ), and other entanglements that occur in the first volume of season 4.
In season 3, speculations came up after Mike informed Will, “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls,” a retort to Will’s desire to spend time playing Dungeons & Dragons with his mates during summer vacation, and his friends’ obsession with their girlfriends. All of the questions revolve around whether or not Will is gay and in love with Mike. Stranger Things season 4 appears to be leaning in a decisive direction, according to Schnapp himself, who has weighed in on the subject throughout the years. Even the producer (Shawn Levy) for Stranger Things hinted at Will’s sexuality.
What is Will’s sexuality in Stranger Things Season 4?
Because of the circumstances of Season 4, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Will have shifted across the country, putting their relationship with Mike under stress. Mike stayed in closer contact with his partner since Eleven and Mike are dating, leading his bond with Will to fade. When Will expresses his disappointment, the exchange seems to imply that Will is feeling more than friendly forbidden love.
Will is working on a school project about Alan Turing, a World War II codebreaker who was accused of “gross indecency” for having a relationship with a man. This is a more subtle but perhaps more evident clue. While there is plenty to appreciate in Turing, some viewers couldn’t help but believe Will had even more cause to pay attention to him.
“Without getting into where we go later in Season 4 [Volume 2], I guess I’ll just say that there aren’t many accidents on Stranger Things. There is clear intention and strategy and real thought given to each and every character. So, if you came away from Volume 1 feeling those bread crumbs of plot and character, it’s probably no accident.” – Shawn Levy
Noah Schnapp had previously spoken about the theory to the press in 2020.
“It’s really up to interpretation,” the actor told The Wrap at the time. “While all the characters were out developing and growing up, Will was in the Upside Down and he was alone there, not interacting with or connected to his friends or the rest of the world. And when he got back, he expected everything to just go back to how it was before, how it was when he was normal and when he was a kid and he wanted to go back to the basement and play D&D… I just interpret it like he’s not ready to grow up and he doesn’t really want to move on to dating and relationships yet.”
Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 will arrive on Netflix on Friday, July 1 with only two episodes.
Source – EW