Well, it looks like these fan theories are correct. Ross and Matt Duffer forgot Will Byers’ birthday stranger things Season 4 Volume 1. Sorry Will. During a recent interview, the Duffer Brothers admitted their mistake.
If you were paying attention during Season 4 Episode 2, the scene where Mike, Will, and Eleven go to Rink-O-Mania, you might have noticed a sequence where a rolling camera captures the trio skating. In the corner of the volume is the date March 22, which is the stranger things Universum has already established itself as Will’s date of birth.
But nobody seems to notice that it was Will’s special day, not even his mom or brother! That would explain why Will was acting so grumpy in this episode. Except that the fault was on the author’s part, not the characters’ part. They just missed it!
Did Stranger Things season 4 forget Will’s birthday?
Credit has to be given to Ross and Matt for admitting the mistake when speaking to Variety. The next thing they have to do is decide whether to address this in the future or just reiterate and change Will’s birthday so it’s not so depressing.
The Duffer Brothers joked that the likes of Stephen King and George RR Martin have people working for them checking these kinds of continuity consistencies to make sure mistakes like this don’t happen, while Matt and Ross rely on their memories.
They said they would move the “George Lucas” situation and Will’s birthday to May 22 as it wouldn’t be too hard to readjust if Joyce says “March” to “May.”
Here is the exchange in full:
MD: Do you know that George RR Martin has someone – I mean, his story is bigger – and Stephen King has someone who just keeps an eye on these things? We need that. We do not have that. So Ross and I and my memory isn’t great but we love Will and I don’t want people to think we don’t love Will because we forgot – we do! But now we’ve mentioned Dustin’s birthday this season, so we’re making sure people don’t forget in case the timelines…
RD: Here’s what I think. I think what we’re going to do is we go and George Lucas does.
MD: We think his new birthday, Jenny, will be May 22 because “May” can fit in Winona’s mouth [in the Season 2 scene where Joyce says the date of Will’s birthday]. So that would be us, George Lucas, the situation.
RD: Of course that would mean that his mother forgot his birthday! It’s too mean. It was obviously a mistake and we are sorry. We apologize to the fans.
MD: And especially to Will! It’s unfair.
Sadie Sink revealed a production glitch in Stranger Things Season 4
Will’s birthday isn’t the only mistake made in the new season. Fans noticed an inconsistency in the first Season 4 trailer, which showed two different headstones for Billy Hargrove in the cemetery. In one shot the headstone read “Billy Hargrove” while in another it said “William Hargove”.
Sadie sneakily revealed during a recent Wired Autocomplete interview that it was just a production error.
Let’s just hope we don’t catch a stray coffee cup somewhere it shouldn’t be in Volume 2…
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