In just a few more days of anticipation, Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 will finally premiere on Netflix. The first volume centered on the show's latest menacing villain named Vecna, who was inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger. Amazingly, Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the classic horror flick made a thrilling cameo as Victor Creel in the Netflix series. However, is Robert Englund’s cameo a one-and-done deal, or are there are much more stories hidden for Victor Creel?
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Englund admitted uncertainty about Victor Creel's return but offered his insights about how his character could come back. After bingeing Stranger Things Season 4, Englund spotted a reference scene between Nancy and Victor that might explain Victor's fate in the series.
"I don't know," Englund said. "You know what I realized is, because I just finished watching the whole entire season 4... But there's a moment when Nancy is in the sort of red upside down... There's a voiceover there, and (Vecna) talks about me. ‘Old Victor. Oh, I haven't seen old Victor in a while.’ … He says, ‘Well, maybe… I've been so, so busy. But maybe I should revisit him or something.’ So, I don't know what that means. I don't know if that's just the writing reaffirming to the audience the relationship between the two, you know?... Or if it means that he's got to come back and kill me, you know? Or he wants to relish my death because as a father, I let him down. That I had been responsible and I'm a hypocrite, like he says to Eleven."
It was already unveiled by the showrunners along with several reports that Englund only has a cameo role in the series, but if ever the Duffer Brothers decided to expand Victor Creel's role, it would surely be another interesting story. After all, Victor is Vecna's father, and he could still be substantial for the Hawkins gang in attempting to stop the spine-chilling villain.
Although Matt and Ross Duffer has not yet announced anything regarding Robert Englund's involvement in the series, the actor's recent statement could be a good start for development.
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