Stranger Things 2 fan theory: Could Billy be Zac Efron’s father?

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We have a new Stranger Things 2 conspiracy theory: Could Billy, played by Dacre Montgomery, be Zac Efron’s father in the world of Stranger Things?

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Stranger Things 2 just premiered on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 27, and we have another conspiracy theory about a character’s future children. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, fans have been pointing out how much Billy, a new character who moves to Hawkins from California, played by Dacre Montgomery, looks pretty much exactly like Zac Efron.

There’s definitely something there. The pair is not identical, but the similarities are easy to see. We did a little digging, based on these observations, and that’s where it got even stranger. In this reality, Billy could actually be Efron’s father.

Theoretically, the timeline works out for Billy to be Efron’s biological father. Billy, who is still in high school in Stranger Things 2, looks to be about 17 or 18 years old. We don’t know exactly how old he is, but he’s a senior in high school. He doesn’t appear in the series until 1984. Efron, however, was born in the year 1987. So, the ages work out, but that’s not all.

Efron was born in – guess where? –  California, the place Billy and Max are from!

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Early in the new season, we learn Billy hates it in Hawkins. Billy could easily leave Hawkins after the events of the season, move back to California and have a baby by 1987, right? That’s a definite possibility.

The resemblance between Billy and Zac, the timeline and the fact that they are both from California give this conspiracy theory legs.

As we mentioned, this is not the first time the conspiracy theories about a character’s future children has come up. Following the first season of Stranger Things, we had another conspiracy theory about a character’s heritage. Fans quickly pointed out Steve Harrington, played by Joe Kreery, looked like Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio Saperstein from Parks and Recreation.

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Let us know what you think of our new fan theory that Billy is Efron’s father in the Stranger Things reality.