While Stranger Things Season 4 has created a buzz on social media, the fans have pointed out a shocking thing. They have spotted the biggest connections between Stranger Things and Harry Potter. So, here is all we know.
The Netflix original drama series Stranger Things season 4 is all over the internet. Some reports say that over 40 million people have already witnessed the upside-down world in just four days of its release, and the numbers continue to increase day by day.
All the characters have portrayed their roles in a brilliant way in season 4 and the fans are eagerly waiting for Season 5 already.
However, within the new season going viral one thing that has come out is the biggest connection between Stranger Things and Harry Potter.
Even Mike Wheeler, from Stranger Things, aka Finn Wolfhard, says that “Stranger Things” becomes darker in the same way as “Harry Potter” does: that just comes with growing up and getting older.”
Is there really a connection between Stranger Things and Harry Potter?
Some interesting facts are flying all over the internet revealing there is a connection between Stranger Things and Harry Potter.
Yes, you heard it right! Both the most iconic movies and series of their time have some similarities. Both Harry Potter and Stranger Things have a huge fan base.
So, what makes Stranger Things and Harry Potter similar? Well, it’s a character and the presentation.
The method actor, Jamie Campbell Bower, played one of the significant roles in Stranger Things in the latest season as Henry AKA Vecna.
Bower indeed got into the character and, to keep himself away from others, he summoned one of the show’s production assistants, whom he had previously worked with on Twilight.
He asked if he could sit in the entire look alone for an extra 30 minutes after hair and makeup were complete and before filming began.
Vecna is played by Jamie Campbell Bower, a newbie who has done an excellent job portraying various intriguing characters at different stages.
Vecna was initially a human who developed remarkable telepathic abilities pertaining to his desire to break humanity’s monotonous cycle. Similarly, Voldemort tries to experiment with his abilities with dark magic to restore himself as a powerful being beyond humanity.
Are Voldemort and Vecna similar?
As everyone had already seen the look of Vecna, we couldn’t wait to see the similarities between both Voldemort and Vecna, not just the noses but the intensity as well.
Both the villains, Vecna and Voldemort, were orphans and had very dark thoughts for people and the world.
Jim Campbell Bower was also the main character in Harry Potter- The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 released in 2010, as the young Gellert Grindelwald and even returned in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Grindelwald had a prominent role in the Harry Potter story, especially in connection to his relationship with Dumbledore and his eventual conflict with him.
Grindelwald has just a few appearances in J.K. Rowling’s novels, but his prominence is intimidated by his appearances.
Bower has been terrific as both villains in Stranger Things and Harry Potter. Fans all over the world have praised his performance as Vecna in particular.
What do you think of Jamie Campbell Bower’s acting as Vecna in Stranger Things and as young Grindelwald in Harry Potter?
Did you find any other connections between Stranger Things and Harry Potter?
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