STRANGER THINGS: Sadie Sink's Max Is Looking A Lot Better In New Season 5 BTS Photo

STRANGER THINGS: Sadie Sink's Max Is Looking A Lot Better In New Season 5 BTS Photo STRANGER THINGS: Sadie Sink's Max Is Looking A Lot Better In New Season 5 BTS Photo

Netflix has shared a new behind-the-scenes image from the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, and it's fair to say Max (Sadie Sink) is looking a lot better than she did last time we saw her...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 03, 2024 09:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Stranger Things
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As filming continues on the fifth a final season of Stranger Things, Netflix has shared a new behind-the-scenes photo featuring two of the show's returning characters, Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin).

Max ended up leaving her first encounter with Vecna unscathed thanks to her friends' quick thinking and a healthy dose of Kate Bush, but she wasn't quite so lucky the second time. Though she did survive (just), she was left blind, broken, and in a coma.

The season 4 finale hinted that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) may have the power to somehow restore Max to her former self, and she is definitely looking a lot better here than she did the last time we saw her. Whether the character is actually awake or the photo was just taken while Sink was sharing a joke with her co-star remains to be seen.

While appearing at a panel at Mega Con Orlando, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) was asked what changes, if any, he would make to the show.

“It might sound messed up, but we should kill more people,” Matarazzo responded. “This show would be so much better if the stakes were much higher, like at any moment, any of these kids can kick it. I feel like we’re all too safe.”

Back in 2022, Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley) said something similar in relation to her own character potentially getting a noble send-off in the upcoming fifth and final season.

“I would love to die and get my hero’s moment,” she told Rolling Stone. “I’d love to die with honor, as any actor would. But I love the way that the Duffer Brothers love their actors. The reason that they write so beautifully for me and for everyone else is because they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don’t want to kill them. I think that’s a beautiful quality that they have, and I wouldn’t wish it away.”

We don't necessarily want to see any of these guys meet their maker, but nor do we see everyone making it to the end of the final season, so Hawke might just get her wish!

Season 5 of Stranger Things is expected to consist of eight episodes, with the first confirmed to be titled "The Crawl". No premiere date has been announced, but the show was set to return to our screens early next year prior to the delay. It may still arrive before the end of next year, but there's a slim chance it won't be ready until 2026.

Filming recently resumed after the strikes were resolved, and you can check out a behind-the-scenes photo of the cast below.

In the season 4 finale, Eleven and her friends managed to defeat the evil entity known as Vecna, but at great cost.

Vecna - who was ultimately revealed to be the deranged Henry Creel - was vanquished, but It was only a temporary victory, as the concluding moments of the episode confirmed that dark forces in the Upside-down are amassing for what will almost certainly be a massive final battle.

Are you up to date with Stranger Things? If so, what do you hope to see from this final season?

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mountainman - 3/3/2024, 9:31 AM
Season 5: The kids enroll in AARP.
braunermegda - 3/3/2024, 9:36 AM
perhaps this season eleven does something else besides crying all the time and being a stupid [foo foo]
Scarilian - 3/3/2024, 11:23 AM
@braunermegda -
Eleven is probably the weakest part of the show honestly in terms of the characters/story progression.

Each season so far has just been waiting for her to use her powers to save the day, having it occur again with Season 5 is going to feel underwhelming.
whoknows - 3/3/2024, 11:43 AM
@Scarilian - I disagree but the scene I’m about to bring up is her using her powers to save the day. Which is her and the helicopter scene, I thought that was badass and moving even. I like eleven last season, especially getting the flash backs and seeing where her trauma and silence stems from. I do think this upcoming season will likely not see her save the day but will. At least I feel like will
Is going to have something to do with killing that Theslehydra, however it’s spelt, like ending of season one, he fireballs the hydra and wins the campaign, and we got a lot of hints S4 that’s Vecna had a huge monster with a gaping mouth and I’m pretty sure we even heard the monster when the older kids were in running through the upside down. We have a painting with Mike standing up to the monster. And we have Nancy saying she saw Mike and her whole family die, idk if that’s a solid prediction of what’s to come or if it’s a “this can happen.” Situation cuz if it is an exact prediction, I’d assume mike would be dying fighting off the hydra like the painting and will would be the one to kill it. Idk how if it was fireball in the board game maybe it’s an explosion in real life or maybe will really does have some powers he hasn’t tapped into, aside from him just being able to detected vecna’s presence.
this is a wild theory but I strongly believe one of the reasons hawkings upside down wasn’t created until Will was taken to the upside down is likely to do with his mind/fear and artistic skills, so maybe he has some kinda Omni powers within the upside down that he’s doesn’t know of because last he was there, he was running scared. Whatever it is, I think will is going to be the one to surprise us with saving the day. If it were el again, it would be cheap, she’s saved the world tons in that IP
Dotanuki - 3/3/2024, 9:44 AM
Yeah, Dustin, shit talk the show while it’s being filmed. Bet the creators love to hear how it can be better from you.
JustAWaffle - 3/3/2024, 9:58 AM
@Dotanuki - It’s a very mild opinion. Wouldn’t call that talking trash by any means.
Dotanuki - 3/3/2024, 11:17 AM
@JustAWaffle - I guess when he says “this show would be so much better”, comes across as shitty to me.
JustAWaffle - 3/3/2024, 11:30 AM
@Dotanuki - Yeah, I get it. Though as a writer, I’d just take that as constructive ideas from a fan (even though he’s a part of the cast).
Dotanuki - 3/3/2024, 9:45 AM
Would be funny tho if they did suddenly kill him in Ep1. Crossing the street, gets hit by car.
TheVisionary25 - 3/3/2024, 9:53 AM
Seems like the photo was taken between takes to me but we’ll see.

Hopefully Max gets somewhat better atleast since it was implied there was no brain activity there in the finale to me…

Anyway , I like the character and Sadie Sink was one of if not THE standout of the last season to me.


Hope S5 ends the show well!!.
TheVisionary25 - 3/3/2024, 10:00 AM
ST season rankings (favorite to least)…


Origame - 3/3/2024, 10:34 AM
Stop lying in bed. You gotta run up that road, run up that hill, run up that building.

If only you could...
Floke - 3/3/2024, 11:15 AM
@Origame - If you can't run, you will have to...
...come crawling faster,
obey your master.
Your life burns faster...
Obey your master, master!
Origame - 3/3/2024, 11:51 AM
@Floke - I didn't see season 4 yet. Did they also use Metallica?
Floke - 3/3/2024, 11:58 AM
@Origame - Oh yes they did... and it was glorious. 🤘
Origame - 3/3/2024, 12:02 PM
@Floke - good to hear. Really should check it out.
FireandBlood - 3/3/2024, 11:49 AM
They’re dragging this one tf out
gtabreaker - 3/3/2024, 11:56 AM
Eleven will die for sure. Mark my words.
WATCHT0WER - 3/3/2024, 12:23 PM
I think 5 seasons is a decent run. Don't over stay a welcome and focus on good storytelling, sprinkled with 80s nostalgia and a dash of 'coming of age' perfect recipe for a series like this. Best TV I've seen in recent years.
slickrickdesigns - 3/3/2024, 12:50 PM
Off topic,
Finally a studio who made a comic accurate wolverine.
The Corredor crew


EgoEgor - 3/3/2024, 1:08 PM
This show should've killed some characters; they have way too many. Lowers the stakes for me if there aren't any real emotional consequences.
marvel72 - 3/3/2024, 1:23 PM
I don't think I've finished season 4.
BritishMonkey - 3/3/2024, 1:30 PM
"Whether the character is actually awake or the photo was just taken while Sink was sharing a joke with her co-star remains to be seen."
You can't be this silly to not clearly see they're goofing around between shooting.
DocSpock - 3/3/2024, 3:46 PM

The REAL story: Ginger chick steals the souls of everyone on set while making the movie.

malschla - 3/3/2024, 4:02 PM
Why does her shirt have the Minnesota Children’s Museum logo on it? First, season one had the Science Museum of Minnesota sweatshirt and now this. Coincidence?

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