'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2: Duffer Brothers were STILL working on VFX hours before show dropped
We all did see how ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 first seven episodes created a really strong base for the season's last two episodes. It made a perfect foundation for the biggest fight between good and evil. By far, the Duffer Brother’s ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Volume 2 has been one of this year's, most scariest, eerie and bone-chilling. We also saw four diverse storyline arcs blending into each other seamlessly in which all the four main characters deal with the fallout of the Battle at Starcourt Mall, followed by witnessing a more horrific and spooky looking evil getting ready to make the lives of the characters more like a living nightmare in the volume 2.
It had been a really long wait for the ardent ‘Stranger Things’ fans. Then the makers decided to tease all the ‘Stranger Things’ fandom globally by making them all wait for almost five weeks for Volume II. But now it turns out that the Duffer Brothers actually needed that extra time for production.
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On June 30, just a day before the finale two episodes dropped on global streamer Netflix, Collider’s journalist Steven Weintraub took to his Twitter handle and wrote a tweet that read, “FYI the #dufferbrothers told me they finished a bunch of VFX shots on #StrangerThings4 episode 9 this morning and uploaded them to the @netflix server so if you watch the episode at 2am tonight you might not see the final shots. Better to sleep and wake up and then watch.”
FYI the #dufferbrothers told me they finished a bunch of VFX shots on #StrangerThings4 episode 9 this morning and uploaded them to the @netflix server so if you watch the episode at 2am tonight you might not see the final shots. Better to sleep and wake up and then watch. pic.twitter.com/de2igDhnRJ— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 1, 2022
He also added a follow up tweet that read, “I believe they said 20 VFX shots. should have said that. Which means you can watch episode and probably not notice what wasn’t 100% done. I don’t want to make it sound like the episode wasn’t 99% done.”
I believe they said 20 VFX shots. should have said that. Which means you can watch episode and probably not notice what wasn’t 100% done. I don’t want to make it sound like the episode wasn’t 99% done.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 1, 2022
For those who don’t know, this is true that the final two episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ featured a lot more of visual effects shots as compared to the earlier season three.This kind of explains the fact that why was it just not ready for streaming till late June 2022 despite the production and filming which wrapped up back in September 2021 itself.
In the eighth and ninth episode which are titled as ‘Papa’ and ‘Piggyback’, our heroes declare a war on the monstrous and evil monster Vecna who has been ruthlessly killing all the kids and opening up gates of Upside Down in Hawkins. All the main characters in Indiana, Russia and Nevada end up joining in their forces unknowingly for taking down Vecna and this battle is definitely one of their most challenging and exhilarating ones in the entire series so far.
In Volume 2, we see the storyline starts again after the evil and creepy entity Vecna decides to reveal his identity to Nancy. He tells her that he is actually Victor Creel’s son Henry. On other side, we see that Nancy has become dangerously trapped inside the weird Upside Down with no way out. All her friends fight really hard in order to free from that world. But here she’s not only one trying to escape this supernatural realm. Hopper (David Harbor), Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Murray (Brett Gelman) unite forces and strongly are trying their best to fight the Demogorgons. Not to forget, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is still reeling with the shocking news that she has had a hand in creating Vecna.
Her entire group of friends have now gone all the way to Nevada in order to make sure that Eleven ends up escaping the facility. Max (Sadie Sink) almost gets killed by Vecna as she breaks her limbs and loses eyesight. After Eleven’s deadly attack on Upside Down and Hopper’s attack on the Russian creatures, Vecna’s power gets really weak. Nancy, Steve, and Robin try taking him down once more by using their guns and flame bombs but Vecna escapes. With Vecna going for the kill, the pathway opens up and Upside Down ends up getting merged into Hawkins. This is a start of something more sinister as the darker side of town comes to forefront and darker flakes start pouring in killing people in Hawkins.
'Stranger Things' Season 4 Volume 2 is streaming on Netflix.