Stranger Things Season 4 introduced the show's final villain with Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower), who turns out to be the root and ruler of the eerie dimension, Upside Down.
Although the series now progresses with Vecna as the leading big bad, the show's infamous villain named Demogorgon still made an appearance in the latest season in a more spine-chilling look.
In a recent interview with Collider, Stranger Things VFX Supervisor Julien Hery explained why he had to tremendously alter Demogorgon's appearance during the battle with Jim Hopper (David Harbour) in the Russian prison.
According to him, he and the other VFX staff made sure that the Demogorgon's look was technologically updated compared to the previous season. Check out Hery's full comment below:
"We worked on the fight between Hopper and the Demogorgon, I think it's in Episode 7. It was definitely a very interesting challenge for this season. We basically, at Rodeo, took all the assets from the previous season, and we tried to improve them and make them better, and I like to say 2022 compliant. The VFX standards tend to change from year to year. And you have new technologies, new software, everybody improves. So, we took all those assets, and we improved them quite a bit."
Hopper, Demogorgon, and Vecna's Future in the Impending Stranger Things Season 5
Stranger Things Season 4 saw the Hawkins gang losing the battle with Vecna, and their city now has to face the consequences. Thankfully, now that the gang is complete, we can anticipate an intense epic rematch between the whole crew and Vecna, and witness how they retake Hawkins from the grasp of the menacing villain.
As for Hopper, now that he is back in the city, we can expect him to take the lead in facing off Vecna. For the Demogorgon and Vecna's side of things, both of them would certainly give the Hawkins gang a challenging showdown in the upcoming Stranger Things Season 5.
Both Volume 1 and 2 of Stranger Things Season 4 are available to stream on Netflix. Meanwhile, Netflix hasn't yet announced an official release window for Season 5.