Finding Dory’s Andrew Stanton Will Direct A Portion Of Stranger Things Season 2; Episode Titles Are Subject To Change


Day by day, we’re beginning to get a better sense of what to expect from Stranger Things season 2. There’s the Eggos, the ’80s references, along with a whole new breed of supernatural horror, which together form part of Matt and Ross Duffer’s strategy of balancing the old with the new.

Yes, as much as the Duffer Brothers and executive producer Shawn Levy would like to keep a lid on things, excitement for the show’s Halloween return has spread like wildfire since the unveiling of Sunday’s Super Bowl trailer, and already we’ve caught wind of some of the weird and wonderful fan theories to appear online. Behind the scenes, Levy and the Duffer Brothers will leverage directing duties between them, but that doesn’t mean the show’s creative trio can’t call on help from other filmmakers. Per EW, Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) has closed a deal to helm episode 7 of Stranger Things season 2, while Andrew Stanton (John Carter, Finding Dory) will direct two installments.

Beyond that, there’s currently no mention of who will be directing the season 2 finale. If nothing else, it signals Netflix’s desire to maintain some semblance of secrecy until Stranger Things returns in October. What’s more, after initially unveiling all nine episode titles back when the show was officially renewed, EW reports that those titles are now subject to change in order to keep Internet sleuths in the dark.

Here’s what Matt Duffer had to say on the matter:

“Some of them are changing. Some of them we didn’t put because these people are smart on the f—ing internet. You’ve seen it with Westworld — they figured it out! I’ve seen videos analyzing the chapter titles and they’re right on a lot.”

If you didn’t catch the original reveal video, those titles are: “Madmax”, “The Boy Who Came Back To Life”, “The Pumpkin Patch”, “The Palace”, “The Storm”, “The Pollywog”, “The Secret Cabin”, “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother”.

Stranger Things season 2 has been booked in for a Halloween 2017 premiere on Netflix.

Source: EW