If you’ve obsessed over the massively popular Netflix series, Stranger Things, you’re sure to have some theories. On a recent episode of AMC’s Geeking Out, Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin in the hit show shared his own idea. Check out the video below to see for yourself. It should also be noted that heavy spoilers are discussed in this video, so a massive warning to those who have not yet checked out the show.
Gaten theorizes that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) actually has powers similar to Eleven (Millie Brown), and that’s why he was selected by the Demogorgon. He goes on to explain that with Will’s powers, he’s able to open up a portal in his house from “The Upside Down” in order to communicate with his mother, Joyce Byers (Winona Rider). He also states that Will isn’t fully in control of his power, like Eleven appears to be. He states that others have theorized that the Demogorgon was attracted to Will, perhaps because of an off-screen bike accident that would cause him to bleed. However, Gaten believes the Demogorgon was attracted to his power. He then says that Will might even be more powerful than Eleven. But perhaps the most interesting element to his speculation is his prophecy that sees Will and Eleven engaging in a power struggle, “like Anakin and Obi Wan”.
It’s possible the Demogorgon even thought that Will was Eleven, kidnapping him by accident. This still doesn’t fully explain all of the questions the show provides, like how Will was able to control the electricity and the telephone in his home. I for one would love to see Will struggling with his powers in season 2, perhaps even opening more and more portals to “The Upside Down”, where I’m absolutely positive more monsters are hiding. But most of all, I’m just excited to see more episodes of this nostalgic, 80’s sci-fi program.
You can catch more episodes of AMC’s Geeking Out, Sundays at 12:00am/11:00pm central. And you can stream the first season of Stranger Things, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Minnie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin, and Noah Schnapp, right now on Netflix.