Sadie Sink, who plays Max on Stranger Things, speculated that, if Max wakes up in Season 5, Hawkins may never see her again.
In a Variety interview, Sink said, “After everything Max has been through, I think she will just escape if she ever wakes up. I believe she will leave Hawkins. After being pursued by the fearsome Season 4 villain Vecna, she continued by saying that she thought the character was “too smart to stay there.” However, her decisions might not be clear-cut, as Max is “also a very devoted buddy,” according to Sink.
If Max wakes up, her sporadic connection with Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) would be a good cause for her to stay in Hawkins. Sink said, “I believe we gotta see something,” when asked if she hoped the two get together.
Sadie Sink talks #StrangerThings5: "After everything Max went through, if she ever wakes up, I think she would just flee. I think she's gonna get out of Hawkins. She's too smart to stay there. But she's also a very loyal friend, so who knows?"
A Prolonged Wait for the Final Season of Stranger Things
Since David Harbour, who has portrayed Jim Hopper in Stranger Things since 2016, projected that the new episodes won’t air until mid-2024, viewers may have to wait a bit to find out what Max’s future holds “based on the history of [the show]. “In August 2022, the writer’s room for Stranger Things Season 5 formally opened.
Max’s fate in Stranger Things is still out in the air, but showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, the show’s co-creators, said they most likely won’t be adding any new characters for Season 5. According to Matt Duffer, this is done so they can “concentrate on the OG characters.”
Unfortunately for some fans, concentrating on existing characters probably won’t result in Eddie Munson, who is a fan favorite, returning (Joseph Quinn). Despite being killed off in Season 4, Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy said that many viewers are hopeful Quinn would return to his position as the adolescent dungeon ruler in Season 5. Although Levy said that it is “extremely unlikely,” many people “can’t even take the concept of a Season 5 without some reason for Eddie’s participation.”
Over 87,000 people have signed a petition asking the Duffer Brothers to bring Eddie back for the forthcoming episodes, with the claim that the character “deserves to be brought back and not only as a flashback.”