The latest season of Stranger Things has received a positive response and is being loved by the fans. It also has gained the series a number of new fans as well. With the new and scarier villain, Vecna, the season really upscaled the show. But the fan-favorite season made a mistake and now The Duffer Brothers have devised a plan to fix it.
The duo was open about the mistake and shared how they are planning to fix it in a recent interview.
The Duffer Brothers have a plan to fix the mistake in the Stranger Things timeline
Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 had an episode where Mike and Eleven go to an ice-skating rink along with Will. The episode was saddening for the fans anyway, seeing how the couple ignore Will and just have fun with each other. As if that wasn’t enough to break our hearts, some pointed out in the scene where the camcorder recording them has the date “March 22” displayed. It is the same date, Joyce (Winona Ryder) said Will’s birthday was on in season 2. At first, we thought it was done intentionally. But the makers confess the opposite.
The Duffer Brothers, in their previous interview with Variety, talked about how it was an honest mistake and no Easter Egg. They said, “The honest response is, clearly as the characters in the show, we also forgot about Will’s birthday. So the debate now is whether we adjust Will’s birthday or we just let it be really sad.”
Now, the two have come up with a solution, Matt Duffer said, “I think we’re going to George Lucas that.” He also admitted that they“have George Lucas’d things also that people don’t know about.”
The alterations made in the Season 2 clip of Stranger Things
Though the makers did not talk much about other alterations made in the show over the seasons. But they did talk about how they are going to alter the scene in Season 2 where Joyce asks Will, under the control of Mind Flayer, his birthday and when he couldn’t reply she shares the date in question – March 22. Now, the makers are planning to change March to May.
The mistake in the series for such a big production is easy to fix. But these days productions need to be far more careful considering how scrutinizing the audience is nowadays. A simple slip-up can make one a viral meme. Series like Game of Thrones with the Starbucks cup and a crew member strolling on the set of The Mandalorian have already suffered the consequence.
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 comes out on July 1, 2022.