New Look At Winona Ryder & Sean Astin In ‘Stranger Things 2’ Revealed

Stranger Things Sean Astin Winona RyderEmpire Magazine has revealed a new look at Winona Ryder alongside series newcomer Sean Astin, as well as Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things 2.

Both Ryder and Schnapp reprise their respective roles of Joyce Byers and Will Byers in the upcoming sequel season of the Netflix smash hit and the two and will be joined by Astin who plays Bob Newby, the manager of the local Hawkins RadioShack and new boyfriend to Joyce.

In the magazine’s latest issue, series creators Matt and Ross Duffer opened up about how they didn’t want the series to feel “kitschy or self-aware” with Astin’s casting, worried that it would “take you out of the world.” Astin also spoke on the Duffer Brothers’ apprehension to cast him in the role:

“Matt and Ross said they were really hesitant to hire me because of my ’80s cache. There is definitely a doff of the cap to that era, but it has to work on its own terms. Bob’s authentic and optimistic and responsible.”

The new image reveals a never before seen look at Joyce with Bob and Will who can be seen in a hospital bed (likely at the Hawkins lab) still dealing with the consequences of his time spent in the upside down. You can check it out below.

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Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. The series has also added Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen, and Broadway star Sadie Sink into the mix as well. Here’s the official synopsis:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix October 27, 2017.

Source: Empire

‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1

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Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.

Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.

Click Next to start the list! (FULL SPOILERS, OF COURSE)

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.