While there are still a few weeks before Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2 launches on July 1 — and we finally learn what Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) means by “you can’t stop this now” — Netflix has shared some first-look photos from Episodes 8 and 9 to hold you over until then.
The new pics show our heroes dispersed in their four corners of this season’s storyline. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) squares off against her “Papa,” Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine), while Mike (Finn Wolfhard) spots something on the horizon from the backseat of the totally tubular Surfer Boy Pizza van speeding through the desert.
The Russian prison escape brigade, comprised of Murray (Brett Gelman), Hopper (David Harbour), Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Dmitri (Tom Wlaschiha), looks a wee bit skeptical, while the crew back in Hawkins is working together, which is — as we’ve learned— what they do best when confronted with their latest foe from the Upside Down.
Run — don’t walk — on up that hill and take a look at these eight sneak-peek photos of the Stranger Things cast before Vecna casts his next spell. Go on, it’s time.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in her standard NINA project garb.
Eddie (Joe Quinn), the Dungeon Master, reads from a whole new playbook in the campaign for his life. The Hellfire Club has to go on the backburner when you’re on the run from Vecna for real.
Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) share what looks like a meaningful heart-to-heart, creepily illuminated by blue lights.
With Eddie at the wheel, what can go wrong? Eh, Robin (Maya Hawke) and Steve (Joe Keery)?
Breaking into a Russian prison was the easy part for Murray and Joyce. Now comes the escape plan with their two jailbirds, Dmitri and Hopper, in tow.
The California kids seem to have found some light at the end of the tunnel, as Mike points excitedly for Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Argyle (Eduardo Franco) to see what’s ahead. Hopefully, it’s not just a mirage in the desert.
Daughter and Papa aren’t screaming “big happy family” right now.