‘Stranger Things’ Spoilers: Which Legendary Actors Have Been Cast In Roles For Season 2?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the newest season of Stranger Things, but the latest Stranger Things spoilers suggest that there will be some new, exciting cast changes on the horizon, and their characters bring some interesting plot twists to what promises to be an exciting Season 2!

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According to Variety’s latest report about the latest Stranger Things spoilers, Sean Astin — best known for being a 1980’s heart-throb for people of one generation, but for being Samwise Gangee in Lord of the Rings for another — will be joining the cast in the new season as a manager for Radio Shack. And, in typical show fashion, he won’t just be an ordinary Radio Shack manager. Rather, he’ll be someone who went to school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour). And, because he’s the manager of the Hawkins Radio Shack, it’s almost certain that he will play a role in the overall storyline. No word, yet, on what that role may be, but sources tell Variety that Astin’s character is “kind-hearted.”

Not much of a clue, but we have to take what we can get, at this point.

Last night, a woman accused me of emotionally manipulating people by sharing my Mom’s challenges w Bi-Polar Disorderhttps://t.co/0Goc88xxGF pic.twitter.com/KDkI7w6kW1

— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) November 8, 2016

Meanwhile, according to the latest Stranger Things spoilers leaked by Entertainment Weekly, another 1980’s legend will be joining the cast in Season 2: Paul Reiser. Reiser, best known for his starring roles on Aliens and Whiplash, is poised to play Dr. Owens, who works with the Department of Energy on a “clean up assignment,” with utmost secrecy. This suggests that he may be the requisite government bad guy, especially since we don’t know what really happened to Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine).

EW’s analysis of this casting, however, gives us a clue:

“Reiser is also interesting given that the Duffers told EW that Stranger Things 2 will feel like a movie sequel and mentioned James Cameron films like Terminator 2 and Aliens, in which Reiser played the villainous Burke, as inspiration.”

If this analysis proves to be true, then Reiser just may be playing up his “bad guy” persona even more with this new role. Could he have something to do with Dr. Brenner’s disappearance?

In terms of the storyline, Moviefone actually gives us some insight with its Stranger Things spoilers. According to them, over the course of the second season’s nine episodes (which is one more than the first season’s), things will take place “in the future,” though Shawn Levy hasn’t discussed how far into the future the new season will go. In addition, according to Levy, the second season will focus on the resident’s desire to have things return to normal…or as much as “normal” is possible, given the circumstances.

Said Levy:

“There are several new characters who I think several of them are going to be new fan-favorites because they’re great, great new characters. But we are definitely sticking primarily with our core group, and what is different, how are they changed from the experience of last season… maybe ‘normal’ is never possible again.”

But there is some good news for fans of the show: Levy said that he feels “optimistic” about a third and fourth season of the show, so this certainly won’t be the last time we’ll be visiting the residents of Hawkins, Indiana.

What do you think of this latest round of Stranger Things spoilers? Leave your thoughts about the latest Stranger Things spoilers in the comments below.

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