• Stranger Things Premiere in season 3 on July 4, 2019 on Netflix.
• The third season of the hit series promises a grotesque new monster.
• Fans compared it to a creature by Dungeons & Dragons.
Stranger Things Season 3 premiere on July 4, and fans are already speculating on what the latest installment of the successful Netflix show will bring. The trailer points to a growing friendship between Eleven and Max (after a somewhat frosty introduction to the last season), as well as more buddies for Dustin and Steve.
And is this a new monster we spy on? Season 1
As the show has become a tradition, the creature will receive its final name from Dungeons & Dragons. Some D & D players have compared it to Gibbering Mouther, a multi-pronged monster from the game.
"In my understanding, the story of Gibbering Mouther is also a random creature (humans / halflings / slime) out of which the Mind Flayers made terrible creatures," says a fan on Reddit. Could that really be the result of a terrible transformation? The trailer shows a glimpse of the skin of someone who looks infected – maybe the Mind Flayer is using his influence to create an army of muddy soldiers.
In fact, it's quite likely that we'll see the Mind Flayer in season three. Also known as the Shadow Monster, it was the main threat of the second season, a far more dangerous enemy than the Demogorgon. While this season ended with Eleven using her extraordinary abilities to close the gap between Hawkins and the upside down, the Duffer Brothers have hinted that this has caught the animal's attention, and she is now aware of the magnitude of her powers.
Also, the official companion book to the series World Turned Upside Downed contains a quote from producer Shawn Levy in his epilogue, which almost confirms the return of the Shadowmonster. ScreenRant states:
"The Mind Flayer has also lost interest in Hawkins, the tentacle creature continues to appear near Hawkins, and its evil influence is not felt. " Not in the new season. "We finished the second season with a clear signal that the Shadowmonster was not eliminated, and maybe he even identified his enemy," Levy says. "And the darkness and the fight it will take grow in the third season. "
Wow, if you instead want to break off the barbecue on July 4th and listen to Stranger Thing s, we understand.