Stranger Things: This character survives in an alternate ending, the creators reveal

stranger things Season 4 fans were devastated after newcomer Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) was killed in the finale, but what if he had survived?

This is what the creators of The Duffer Brothers series answered after stranger things Season 4 fans have been calling for the character to return, with the lovable metal fan quickly becoming a favorite among Netflix viewers.

Following the strong fan reaction to Eddie’s death, the brothers have now revealed what would have happened to Eddie had he survived the showdown against Vecna ​​(Jamie Campbell Bower), and sadly, his future wasn’t going to be brilliant either. way.

In a new interview with Happy Sad Confused (opens in a new tab) podcast, Matt Duffer admitted that they “sort of saw Eddie as a bit of a doomed character,” meaning that even if Season 4 had ended differently, Eddie would still have suffered down the line.

He explained: “Imagining the flip side, where he survives that final battle, there’s also not a great life waiting for Eddie on the bright side, so he was really designed from the start as a doomed character.”

Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson

Eddie Munson sacrificed himself to help the band in Season 4 of Stranger Things. (Image credit: Netflix)

Matt’s brother and writing partner Ross added: “He was always going to be a tragic character. There was no other arc for him. He would have ended up in jail – this fantasy he would have going to Milwaukee to graduate unfortunately never worked out for him.”

It looked like Eddie was still doomed after the horrific incident that made him feel like he murdered classmate Chrissy Cunningham (Grace Van Dien), but he wasn’t the only one who suffered in the finale. of season 4.

We also saw Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) help her friends defeat Vecna, but it ended in tragedy and she was placed in a coma due to her severe injuries at the hands of the Upside Down villain. But with his future uncertain, what really happened to Max Mayfield?

Fans will have to wait stranger things season 5 to find out what happens next, with the creators confirming that this will be the last outing from the Hawkins community, so hopefully we’ll have more answers then!

stranger things seasons 1-4 are available on demand via Netflix.

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