Stranger Things Star Receives A Patton Oswalt Nod As An Official Child Of The 80s
Patton Oswalt interrupted an interview with Joseph Quinn to lavish praise on his portrayal of Eddie Munson in Stranger Things.
Variety published a red carpet interview with Quinn, in which Oswalt stopped to greet the English actor, saying, "You captured a character that was popular in the 1980s but isn't as prevalent nowadays. You managed to capture a character from another era. It's as though you stepped out of a time machine."
The encouraging words come from a celebrity who is widely regarded as geek royalty, thanks to his stand-up act as well as prominent genre roles on programs such as Netflix's The Sandman and ABC's Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Quinn portrayed metalhead Eddie Munson on Stranger Things Season 4 and instantly became a fan favorite. Viewers even started a petition to persuade the show's creators to bring the character back from his climactic sacrificial death.
According to the petition, "The Duffer Brothers have wrongly murdered him off, as have many other fans, and I believe he deserves to be brought back, not only as a flashback." Unfortunately for Eddie's fan club, the show's executive producer, Shawn Levy, has stated that Eddie's appearance in Season 5 is "very doubtful."
He then joked, "But, world, we hear you. We are aware. Eddie has become your obsession. We were, too." Fans will soon find out whether Eddie will return to Stranger Things, since the writers' room stated that they will begin writing the final season on Aug. 2, 2022. David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the program, believes that fresh episodes will be released in 2024 "based on its track record."
Stranger Things' upcoming season is yet unknown, although the creators have revealed that it will consist of eight episodes. Furthermore, the runtimes will not be as "extreme" as they were in Season 4, when some episodes lasted over two hours. Intriguingly, the show's co-creator, Matt Duffer, also said that no new characters would most likely be introduced in the series' closing Season 5. "We're doing all we can to avoid [adding new characters] for Season 5," he stated. "I think we're trying not to do that so we can focus on the original characters."