Stranger Things 2 cast: Will Byers

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What’s in store for Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp, in Stranger Things 2? Here’s our character for preview for Will.

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Other than Eleven, Will is the most interesting and intriguing character heading into Stranger Things 2. After having spent about a week in the Upside Down, things were bound to an adjustment back into real life for Will. Unfortunately, we learned at the end of the last season the Upside Down had followed Will back into the real world. He was throwing up extradimensional slugs, or something like that, at the end of the first season, although some speculated it was all just happening in his head.

To steal a line from Albus Dumbledore, “but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” I think, at first, it appeared Will might have been hallucinating, but clearly, as we have seen in the trailers, something is reaching out to Will and making him have visions and see a monster destroying Hawkins. It appears he is seeing the Shadow Monster, which looks like a giant spider in a few clips from the trailer. We don’t know much about this monster, but it seems much more dangerous than the demogorgon. We’ll find out much more on Oct. 27!

While we got to know so many of the other characters in this series throughout the first season, we didn’t really get to know Will. Of course, he was the catalyst to the whole season, as everyone in Hawkins was looking for him. But, we never really had the opportunity to understand Will.

Now, heading into the Stranger Things 2, Will figures to be the key to solving the rest of this mystery. Look for Will to shine this season. There’s so much potential with his character, and I’m just hoping things will get better for him. Other than Barb, Benny, Eleven and all the others eaten or killed by the demogorgon, Will has had it the worst. It looks like the new season will get worse for Will, but hopefully, it will end on a good note for this kid.

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Stranger Things 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 27. Check out the rest of Netflix Life’s Stranger Things 2 preview. It’s going to be a great season.

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