Ever since debuting on Netflix last summer, Stranger Things has become a cultural sensation, taking fans back to the 1980s with loads of nostalgia, an extremely catchy theme song and a cast of youngsters that have captured the world's hearts. With Stranger Things Season 2 currently streaming on Netflix, digital artist BossLogic decided to have some fun with these characters from Hawkins, Indiana, and turn them into iconic X-Men mutants. Naturally, there is no crossover precedent here at all, but these pieces of artwork show what these Hawkins kids might look like as mutants.
The posters feature Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) as Jean Grey, which is actually quite accurate since they both have telekinetic powers, as you can see in the artwork where Eleven is seen making an Eggo waffle float in the air. Other posters feature Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) as Cyclops, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) as Beast, Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) as Iceman, and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) as Bishop. While Eleven is the only character on the show who possesses any sort of actual mutant-like powers, it's still fun to see what the other characters would look like as X-Men mutants.
While an X-Men crossover with Stranger Things is intriguing yet practically impossible, there have been some rumors about a much different crossover that is just as illogical, but seemed to be getting some actual traction. Adam F. Goldberg, who created the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs that is set in 1980s Philadelphia, revealed last year that he has actually spoken with producer Shawn Levy about a Stranger Things crossover with The Goldbergs. While nothing is certainly set in stone, especially since both shows air on much different platforms, the feasibility of this crossover seems quite low.
Stranger Things Season 2 begins on Halloween 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. The cast also includes Cara Buono as Karen, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, David Harbour as Hopper, Natalia Dyer as Nancy, Ross Partridge as Lonnie and Winona Ryder as Joyce. This season introduced a number of new characters like Sean Astin as Bob Newby, a former high school classmate of both Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) who manages the local Radio Shack, step-siblings Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink), who move into town this season.
Some fans are already looking ahead to Stranger Things Season 3, which series creators Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer have already confirmed will have a large time gap between the seasons. This will be done because the young cast members are all growing at such an exponential rate, with Caleb McLaughlin said to be old enough to start driving a car next year. No further details have been given about the story, but the creators have also teased an end game, which means the show may be done after the fourth or fifth season. Take a look at these new posters from Boss Logic Twitter below.