Stranger Things: What Should Happen To Will In Season 2, According To The Actor

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Success in television is a tricky thing. While some shows seem destined to be huge due to already existing fanbases like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, there are also sleeper hits which come out of nowhere and completely take audiences and critics by storm. Case in point: Netflix's sci-fi thriller Stranger Things, which was released in its entirety in July and has been binge-watched by droves of people. The streaming service quickly renewed Stranger Things for a second season, but many have been wondering exactly how the characters masterfully introduced by the Duffer Brothers will function in the sophomore season. Specifically, now that Will Byers has returned from The Upside Down, what can we expect from the character who was largely unseen in Season 1?

Noah Schnapp is the young actor who portrays Joyce's youngest son in Stranger Things. Schnapp recently sat down with the good folks over at The Hollywood Reporter, where he revealed where he thinks Will should progress in Season 2.

I don't know. But my guess is that maybe he's going to become evil in the next season. If he's coughing up these baby Demogorgons, or eggs, or something, maybe he's incubating or holding these eggs inside of him and he's trying to fight his good side against his bad side in the next season. That would be cool to see, to see him become evil.

The kid has a point. Although Will is finally back in Winona's arms, it's clear that all is not well with the young survivor.

When the first season of Stranger Things ended, Joyce and Hopper had traveled into The Upside Down to rescue Will before it was too late. They eventually found him in the Demogorgon's lair, in some sort of nest with a giant tentacle down his throat. And while they resuscitated Will and brought him back to Hawkins, Indiana, the final scenes of the season revealed that he has been spitting up slug-like creatures and occasionally flashing back into The Upside Down. While Joyce is oblivious to his strife, it's clear that Will has some demons, both literal and spiritual, to conquer in the show's second season.

But is Will destined to become evil, or will he remain a victim of the supernatural forces that live around Hawkins? Thus far, the Demogorgon has been the only monster that seems to occupy The Upside Down, but it's entirely possible that it may have infected Will with some sort of disease which would slowly transform the boy into a supernatural entity himself. Another popular theory is that Will may have departed the alternate universe with supernatural abilities similar to Eleven's. This would presumably bring the bad men from Hawkins Lab back into the narrative, as they'd want to experiment with Will and possibly make him number 12.

Of course, we'll just have to patiently wait until Stranger Things Season 2 is in the can. Be sure to check in with us at CinemaBlend for all the Stranger things updates as they become public.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.