‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: New Images Released Radiate Some Serious Teenage Angst

After an eternity, Stranger Things Season 4 finally delivered on a full-length trailer. To say it held up to expectations is an understatement. The trailer reunited us with our favorite people, even if they all seemed like they might lose their lives. Regardless, not only did Netflix grace us with a trailer today, but they also gave us some new Stranger Things Season 4 images to obsess over while we wait for the new season to premiere.

'Stranger Things' Season 4 Vecna
Vecna | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Vecna is the main villain in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4

We’ve had an idea for a while that Vecna will be the big bad this season, and the trailer further confirmed it. Of course, we think people like Dr. Brenner will somehow play a part, but for now, enjoy this horrifying photo of Vecna.

'Stranger Things' Season 4 show several boys with high school letterman jackets.
Some Hawkins High bullies, perhaps? | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Hawkins High School bullies

With the kids now in high school in Stranger Things Season 4, we can’t imagine their life is magically free of bullies. This group looks particularly salty about something. We just don’t know what.

Dustin, Mike, and Max at one of Lucas' basketball games.
High school doesn’t seem to be going great. | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Not everyone seems to enjoy Lucas’ rise in popularity in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4

Lucas plays basketball for Hawkins High School now, but Dustin and Mike still love Dungeons and Dragons. They joined the Hellfire Club, the school’s Dungeons and Dragons group, but it looks like Lucas decided to play basketball instead.

Will, Jonathan, and Mike sit together on a tan colored couch in 'Stranger Things' Season 4.
Will, Jonathan, and Mike | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Will, Jonathan, and Mike together on a couch

Will, Jonathan, Mike, and a new character, Argyle, are rumored to spend the most time together out in California. However, there’s no way to know if this is in California or if they somehow make it back to Hawkins.

Max levitating at Billy's gravestone in 'Stranger Things' Season 4.
Max is levitating and everyone is worried. | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Did we glimpse part of the episode titled ‘Dear Billy’ in the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 trailer?

The Stranger Things Season 4 trailer starts with a voiceover from Max reading a letter to her dead stepbrother, Billy. She’s at his gravestone as she reads. Later in the trailer, we see Max levitate while Steve, Dustin, and Lucas watch, horrified. We don’t think Max has powers, but something much more ominous. Maybe it’s the work of Vecna?

'Stranger Things' Season 4 scene shows Mike and Eleven holding hands at a roller rink.
Will third-wheeling Mileven’s date | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Mileven at the Rink-O-Mania while Will third wheels their date

We can’t help but feel a little sorry for Will here. He now has to share his best friend with his stepsister, and Mike clearly has -ahem- stronger feelings for Eleven. Will seems unhappy in his new role as the third wheel in this relationship, but he most likely comes to terms with it.

Victor Creel gouged his eyes out as seen in this production still.
Victor Creel with no eyes | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Victor Creel seems like a red herring in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4

Several months ago, Robert Englund, who plays the role of Victor Creel, revealed Creel gouged out his eyes at one point. However, new images for Stranger Things Season 4 show us the aftermath of precisely what that looks like.

Mike, Lucas, and Dustin walk together at Hawkins High School.
Mike, Lucas, and Dustin at Hawkins High School | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

Mike, Lucas, and Dustin at Hawkins High

Relationships experience plenty of ups and downs in high school. Lucas joining the basketball team might drive a wedge between him and his two friends.

'Stranger Things' Season 4 scene with Eleven using her powers
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix

The ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 trailer confirms Eleven gets her powers back

Whether or not Eleven regains her powers has been a point of concern for fans since she lost them. However, we can rest a little easier knowing she gets them back in Stranger Things Season 4. The photo shows Eleven with a shaved head using her powers to ward off several military police officers in what looks like a bunker. 

Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 premieres exclusively on Netflix on May 27, 2022. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all your Stranger Things news!