Netflix has one rule; don't talk about the upcoming season of their next drama. It's a very Marvel-esque rule. If you say anything at all, Kevin Feige will come at you, bro! Or in this case, whatever muscle Netflix has hired to rattle actors to keep their mouths shut. Hopefully, also Kevin Feige.
This year at the sixth Denver Comic Con, Strangers Things' Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, Lucas and Dustin respectively, had their own panel and Netflix's one rule was in attendance. We were instructed not to ask any questions about Season 2 of Stranger Things, but Matarazzo maybe, just maybe, let a little nugget slip.
A fan asked Matarazzo and McLaughlin about what it was like to work with Winona Ryder, and Matarazo took the question. First, he reminded us how few scenes he and the other boys had with Ryder in the first season, before going onto say:
"We didn't get to work with her a lot last season."
Catch that? "Last season." This slip-up could be nothing at all, but Matarazzo looked a little panicked after that statement, clarifying again by leaving out the "last season" bit of the original quote.
Does this mean Matarazzo, McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard (Mike) have a more extensive sub-plot with Ryder in Season 2? By the looks of the trailer, something is wrong with her son, Will Byers, and one assumes even after the madness of last season, most people will still look at her with skepticism, except those who also know Will very well. Or, if Will is still around for the majority of the season, perhaps the boys hang out at his house more often and therefore interact more with Ryder as well.
So, this could be an awesome slip-up, or it could be nothing. I found it worth noting, mostly due to the near complete lack of information we have on Stranger Things' second season currently. Only time will tell, when Stranger Things Season 2 lands on Netflix this fall.
Will someone please check to make sure Matarazzo is okay, not in the hands of the Netflix Police?