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The fearsome Vecna ​​from “Stranger Things” was inspired by a villain from “Game of Thrones”

The fearsome Vecna ​​from “Stranger Things” was inspired by a villain from “Game of Thrones”

The series created by Matt and Ross Duffer returned with much more terror and a macabre villain in its new episodes. (Netflix)

The first part of the new season of stranger things landed a few days ago in the catalog of Netflix to take us back to Hawkins and the Upside Down. Created by the Duffer brothers, the television series explores the strange events that occur in an American town during the 1980s and follows a group of children on their adventures to take down every creepy being that appears every time this parallel reality tries to sneak into the human world.

Vecna ​​is the new antagonist of stranger things

Warning, spoilers ahead! The last episode titled “The Hawkins Massacre” featured an antagonist origin story for the first time, something that had not previously happened with the demogorgon or the mind flayer. There was never before an explanation for these creatures until the creation of neighborthe monster that plays Jamie Campbell Bower in both versions (before and after reaching the Upside Down).

Actor Jamie Campbell Bower plays Vecna ​​in season four.  (Netflix)
Actor Jamie Campbell Bower plays Vecna ​​in season four. (Netflix)
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The physical form of this terrifying “dark wizard”, as the protagonists call him, would never have been possible without the work of BGFX, the company behind the prosthetic makeup that the actor wore on the set. Barry Gower is the president of this company specialized in working with this type of fantastic creations for film and television, and is also the recipient of three Emmy awards for game of Thrones. And, in fact, the acclaimed program of HBO was key to the creators of stranger things when devising this new character.

“With season four, they were looking for a new big iconic villain,” Gower told Variety. They decided they wanted their own version of the night kingan iconic figure, and they thought, ‘Well, why don’t we contact the guys who made the Night King?’” The initial step was the first concept art developed by illustrator Michael Maher Jr., and the following fell entirely to the BGFX team.

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The villain takes his victims through their minds and breaks them based on their emotional traumas.  (Netflix)
The villain takes his victims through their minds and breaks them based on their emotional traumas. (Netflix)
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neighbor has the appearance of a man with severe burns and unnaturally regenerated skin, so, also has a great reference behind freddy krugerthe iconic murderer of Nightmare in Elm street. Even their methods of taking the lives of their victims are similar, as they don’t do it directly, but instead pursue them within their minds.

“We approached it more as a full-body prosthetic makeup than a subject in a creature suit. Because he was going to be interacting a lot and getting close to the cast, there would be a lot of movement. It was a very strenuous role as well. Jamie did all the stunts for him, but we wanted the braces to be very tight because of the Vecna ​​design, it’s very slim and sleek.” “Everything is stuck to Jamie’s skin with a medical adhesive.”

"Stranger Things" will return on July 1 with the premiere of the second volume of the new season.  (Netflix)
“Stranger Things” will return on July 1 with the premiere of the second volume of the new season. (Netflix)

new episodes of stranger things they were launched on May 27 and the last two will arrive on July 1. With this premiere mode, Netflix tries to maintain the tension about the outcome of the fourth season, one that will not put an end to the story and, on the contrary, will work as a prelude to the fifth and last season that we will see soon.

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