Did you absolutely love #StrangerThings, but felt it was lacking a certain something? Like, I don't know, utterly insane plot twists? Well you may be in luck, because the king of twists himself — M Night Shyamalan — has announced that he's super keen to get on board to help direct Season 2.
The directorial credits have yet to be announced for Stranger Things Season 2, which means there could still be room for Shyamalan to contribute. The show is created by the Duffer brothers, who also wrote and produced some episodes of Shyamalan's thriller series Wayward Pines. And according to an interview with Digital Spy, it's time to repay the favor:
"My boys who do Stranger Things, they did Wayward Pines for me. They were round my house and I was like, 'Well, you can hire me back guys!'"
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Will It Happen?
While Shyamalan did state that he's already pretty busy with "a bunch of TV shows" — including a remake of Tales From the Crypt — he definitely seems enthusiastic. Stranger Things invited Swan Levy to guest direct an episode in Season One, so Shyamalan's chances are looking pretty good.
The episode titles for Season 2 were revealed in the video below— could he be directing one of them?
Shyamalan often does cameos in his directorial projects, but he hasn't done that in a while, despite fans of Wayward Pines desperately keeping their eyes peeled for a glimpse of the director. But perhaps Stranger Things could mean Shyamalan's return to acting.
Get Ready For Some Plot Twists!
Shyamalan is so famous for his plot twists that both Robot Chicken and South Park turned it into a running joke. Could he bring the same vibe to Stranger Things? Let's take a look at some of the potential scenarios if he were to work his magic on our favorite nostalgic sci-fi series:
5. The Real World Is The Upside Down, And The Upside Down Is The Real World
What if the world isn't a place filled with dapper science teachers, Dungeons and Dragons marathons and delicious Eggos? What if reality is actually a cold, dark place filled with unspeakable horrors? That weird glitch-out that Will experienced in the bathroom during the last episode of Season One could be a hint that the illusion is slowly giving way to the horrible reality of our world. Kind of like The Matrix, but with less robots.
4. It's All In Joyce's Head
Joyce just about lost her mind when her son went missing, and the whole town quickly began to suspect that she'd legitimately gone mad. But what if that actually was the case? Maybe what we're seeing isn't actually the unravelling of an intricate government conspiracy, but the imaginings of a mentally ill woman incapable of coping with the loss of her son.
3. The Demogorgon Is Allergic To Eggos
If you haven't seen Shyamalan's Signs, you may want to skip past this part— major spoilers ahead! The aliens in that film were conveniently allergic to water, which meant that not only was Earth by far the worst choice of planets to invade, but their entire force was incredibly easy to defeat.
How about instead of being defeated by Eleven's powers, the demogorgon was actually defeated by the power of Eggos? Maybe he's got a mad gluten intolerance, and by consuming them by the box, Eleven defeated the celiac via cross contamination?
2. Will Is Actually Dead, And So Is Everyone Else
Ok, so how about this for a twist: Will died, and is contacting his buddies from "the other side", or purgatory— the Upside Down. Eleven is also some sort of medium— basically, a young John Edwards (remember that guy?).
Now imagine Eleven's run-in with the demogorgon didn't go quite as planned. She managed to defeat that sucker and survived, but the resulting explosion killed everyone else. Now everyone's all happy and reunited with Will in the afterlife, but what they don't realize is that they're all dead. Eleven is nowhere to be seen because she's still alive, and back in the real world all on her lonesome.
1. Barb Is The Demogorgon
What if the most loveable character on the show is the true villain? Barb may seem sweet and innocent with her dorky glasses and veritable nerd attire, but there's more to this endearing redhead than you'd think.
Maybe her death was just an elaborate hoax to draw suspicion away from her. Not to mention that pretending to be missing or dead means she can now focus on her true passion: Hunting humans through an alternate dimension. Don't think I haven't figured you out, Barb!
Have you got any wild M Night Shyamalan-inspired Stranger Things theories of your own? Let me know in the comments!
(Source: Digital Spy)