Actor Finn Wolfhard is teasing what to expect in Stranger Things season 5. The Netflix series debuted in 2016 and has since become one of the most-watched shows around the world. Wolfhard plays Mike Wheeler, whose story began when his best friend Will Byers went missing, and Mike crossed paths with a mysterious girl named Eleven. Over the course of four seasons, Mike has developed a great deal, with the character’s journey set to culminate in the highly-anticipated final season.
During an interview with Collider, Wolfhard shared his excitement for Stranger Things season 5 as an actor and as a fan of the series. He teased what to expect, while also making it clear that even he doesn’t have all the answers about how the series will end. Read his comments below:
“Well, I think it answers an insane amount of questions about the lore of Stranger Things, the world-building. I think a lot of people will be happy with getting back– It’s the last season, so we kind of want to get back to the roots of why the show was so special in the first place, and why the dynamics are so special in the first place, and sort of getting back to that. It’s gonna be really exciting. I’m excited, obviously, to go back and shoot it. I think it’s gonna be very sad, but I’m also just excited, as a fan, to get into it, and I’m excited to see where everyone– I didn’t even know how it ends yet, truly. I’ve only read the first three, so we’ll see. But yeah, I’m excited to see where all the characters’ journeys go.”
Questions That Need To Be Answered In Stranger Things Season 5
One of the most important lore and world-building questions that Stranger Things season 5 needs to answer is how the Upside Down was created. Season 4 showed how Eleven first accessed the Upside Down, how Henry Creel arrived there and became Vecna, and what the Upside Down looked like before being made to look like Hawkins. Given their enemy’s connection to the Upside Down, understanding its origins may be the key to answering how Eleven, Will, Mike, and the other Stranger Things characters can defeat Vecna.
Another major question about the Upside Down is why it is frozen on November 6, 1983, the day Eleven opened a gate to the Upside Down and Will disappeared and became trapped there. Eleven had previously opened a gate to the Upside Down when she sent Henry there and other gates have been opened since, suggesting that the Upside Down is frozen in time for reasons other than a gate opening. The answer may have to do with Eleven or Will’s unique connections to the Upside Down, as both of their respective connections still need to be fully explored.
Along with answering those major questions, Wolfhard’s comments indicate that the final season will focus on the character relationships and dynamics that helped make the show beloved in the first place. One question for Mike is his relationship with Will as season 4 revealed that Will has romantic feelings for his friend. From the beginning, Mike and Eleven’s relationship and Mike and Will’s relationship have been integral to the show. It will be fascinating, and possibly heartbreaking, to see how those relationships evolve in the final season and what role they will play in Stranger Things‘ endgame.