'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2: 'Dark finale' in store as Duffer brothers hint grim ending

'There’s sort of an ominous feeling that things might not go well,' teased Ross Duffer ahead of the premiere of Vol 2


                            'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2: 'Dark finale' in store as Duffer brothers hint grim ending
A still from 'Stranger Things' Season 4 (Netflix)
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The countdown for 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2 began the day Netflix streamed the first part of the new installment. From the duration of the episodes in Volume 2 to the rumored character deaths, every bit of information is dissected and speculated upon and that sees the 80s horror drama garner more hype ahead of its premiere on July 1. Heightening the buzz were the creators, The Duffer Brothers, who hinted at a dark ending.

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The latest installment or at least the first volume, this time pits the gang against Vecna — the brand-new ominous evil wizard who claims victims with traumatic pasts. Comprising seven episodes, the latest edition of the blockbuster Netflix series also answers some of the key questions in the form of Jim Hopper's (David Harbour) fate, a powerless Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), and all about what Vecna has in store. The series splits the team and places them in different locations so as to heighten the excitement heading into Volume 2

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Duffer brothers tease 'dark' ending in 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2

Speaking to Empire in a recent interview, the creators said that things might not pan out well for Eleven and her friends this time around. "I don’t really want to say, but I would be concerned about the characters going into Volume 2, for sure,” Ross Duffer opined. "I hope that that is sort of the sense because it is a darker season and the kids are no longer kids. And there’s sort of an ominous feeling that things might not go well. Now, whether they do or not, you’ll have to watch."

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"One of our favorite things in horror films is seeing our protagonists be proactive,” he continued. “You know in The Lost Boys when they decide to go after the vampires? It’s fun to see people come up with a plan and try to outsmart the villain. That’s what Volume 2 is about. But of course, not everything goes to plan…"

The explosive trailer of Volume 2 was all about the final showdown and also some subtle hints that not all major characters would make it out alive. Only time will tell if the second half of the season gets the band back together or pull off an 'Infinity War' move.

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