Last night’s (February 5) Super Bowl brought some exciting news, and we don’t mean Lady Gaga‘s futuristic half-time show, or even the small matter of a football game. Nope. We mean the host of new trailers that aired during the ad breaks.
Among them were spots for Hugh Jackman in Logan, The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss, and a Johnny Cash-soundtracked peep at the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, while The Night Manager‘s Elizabeth Debicki kicked off proceedings for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and we got a glimpse at The Rock and Zac Efron in the new Baywatch reboot.
Most exciting of all though was the first teaser for season two of Stranger Things, Netflix’s retro supernatural show set in the 1980s that proved a massive hit last year.
Opening with a 30-year-old commercial for Eggo waffles, it packed in all the usual movie references, nostalgic stylings, and scary shots we’ve come to love into just 36 seconds, prompting fans to take to social media:
I am STUPID excited about Stranger Things going Full Lovecraft. just look at this thing pic.twitter.com/PbxYPfdp0K
— your pal ched (@royalpizzaboy) February 6, 2017
Though it’s fair to say some of them weren’t too excited about the long wait:
*after I realized stranger things season 2 doesn't come out until halloween* pic.twitter.com/CtQoKICmur
— jacey (@jaceyreid) February 6, 2017
For others, though, the announcement meant an immediate change to their Halloween plans:
But they weren’t the only ones who were excited. The kid stars of the show were just as beside themselves as the rest of us, with Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, uploading a video to Instagram showing them jumping and shouting in glee as the promo arrived on screen:
A few hours later Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, made his own addition to the #WorldUpsideDown hashtag that had been trending since the trailer was unveiled:
— Gaten Matarazzo (@GatenM123) February 6, 2017
So, it’s official: Stranger Things season two drops October 31, 2017.
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