Duffer Bros Open to ‘George Lucas-ing’ Stranger Things’ Birthday Mishap
In an interview with Variety, Stranger Things co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that they’re open to retroactively fixing Will’s birthday following the most recent season’s mistake.
The aforementioned mistake took place during the first part of Stranger Things‘ fourth season, where part of the plot took place on March 22. An episode in season two of the series had Winona Ryder’s character establish March 22 as Will’s birthday, yet none of the characters acknowledged the occasion in the latest season.
When asked about the mishap, Matt Duffer stated that the co-creators are considering going back and changing Will’s birthday to May 22 through retroactive dubbing of the line in the season two episode. Matt went on to say that “May can fit in Winona’s mouth,” making it the ideal month to change Will’s birthday to. “It’s too sad,” Matt Duffer continued. “And it doesn’t make any narrative sense. But we were talking about it yesterday, and I think we’re going to George Lucas that.”
For those out of the loop, Duffer’s use of “George Lucas” refers to the filmmaker’s controversial history of going back and digitally altering or adding scenes throughout the original Star Wars trilogy years after the trilogy’s initial release. Essentially, the Duffer brothers are open to altering an earlier episode in order to rectify the error.
Recently, season four of Stranger Things set a record for Netflix, having been viewed for more than 287 million hours during the week of May 23-30. That’s not only good enough for the top spot of the week for Netflix, but it’s also more than enough to break the record for the streaming platform’s biggest-ever premiere weekend for an English-language series, which was previously held by Season 2 of Bridgerton (193m hours).