Joaquin Phoenix at Plessy School
“I start filming in a few months,” the 17-year-old actor revealed to POPSUGAR over the phone on Jan. 11. “It’s nice to come back and have a routine.” That routine will involve Wolfhard reprising his role as Mike Wheeler — one of the main protagonists who helps battle the monstrous forces of the Upside Down.
Although Wolfhard will soon be on set again, he’s not sure about season four’s main premise. “I’m still in the dark,” he said. “I have no idea what happens in the entire season. I talked to a few other cast members. One of them has a script, and the others don’t. It’s somehow calculated. I don’t know how they do it, but I honestly have no idea how it’s going to go. For the first season, we had the script super far in advance. But as the seasons went on, it was just less and less because the Duffers [showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer] realized that if there’s less that you know, it makes the performances more natural.”
Despite scarce details about what will happen to our favorite Hawkins squad, the mere mention of Stranger Things seemed to spark a familiar delight in Wolfhard. “I’m just excited to be at it again,” he added. “It feels like home.” It’s not a surprising sentiment, considering his tight-knit bond with his costars, including Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, and Joe Keery. They’ve given us glimpses of their sweet friendship on social media, at red carpet events, and through hilarious gag reels from each installment of their sci-fi series.