Fans of Stranger Things were upset by the fate of Eddie Munson in season 4. The character played by Joseph Quinn remains one of the most popular in the series at this time. Behind the rebel from Hawkins, Indiana, hides a young man with a big heart. So much so that he sacrifices himself to allow his friends to escape from the Upside Down. An epic kill by immense bats to the sound of a cult Metallica solo. It has since been rumored that he could make his return in season 5. “A good theory” according to her comrade Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) which has not, however, been made official.
Eddie Munson will indeed come back to life in the universe of Stranger Things. Screenwriter Caitlin Schneiderhan will reveal her past in a prequel novel titled Flight of Icarus, to be published on October 31. We will discover in particular that the metalhead from Hawkins took his first steps in a recording studio in 1984 thanks to Paige. In an extract revealed by the author, her friend collects her confidences on the passion for music left to her by her late mother: “This music takes you on an adventure, in another world, as if to face demons. Traveling to the depths of hell. My mother’s music was plane tickets. I guess that makes my music a portal to another dimension.” A sad nod to its imminent end…
After Stranger Things, Joseph Quinn will join another universe
It is impossible to know at this time whether Joseph Quinn will return to service in one way or another in Stranger Things. In the meantime, the 29-year-old British actor is reportedly filming in front of a famous director’s camera. Ridley Scott would have offered him a major role in the sequel to the cult Gladiator, currently in production. Rumors suggest that the interpreter of Eddie Munson would portray the Roman emperor Caracalla in this new story centered on Lucius, the son of Lucilla, here played by Paul Mescal (Normal People). Also announced as cast were Djimon Hounsou (Juba), Denzel Washington and Barry Keoghan.