Eddie Munson's screen time totals just over 5% of Stranger Things 4

Eve Edwards July 14, 2022
Eddie Munson's screen time totals just over 5% of Stranger Things 4

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Joseph Quinn has rocketed to stardom since starring as Eddie Munson in the new season of Stranger Things.

There are plenty of new characters introduced in Stranger Things 4, but Eddie Munson is by far the favourite. Since the show premiered, Joseph Quinn has racked up millions of followers and had fans shower him with love at Comic Con, but some fans are disappointed he did not get enough screen time on the hit Netflix series.

So, just how long did Joseph Quinn have on screen as Eddie Munson?

***SPOILER WARNING*** If you have not by now seen all parts of Stranger Things 4, then be warned that details of the full season are to be discussed throughout this piece.

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson and Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

How much screen time did Eddie Munson have?

For those wanting to know just how long Eddie Munson appeared on screen in Stranger Things 4, we’re here to help.

Eddie Munson had approximately 42 minutes of screen time during the show’s fourth season.

Eddie Munson is first introduced in Chapter One: The Hellfire Club. He appears on screen for the first time at 34:49, although his voice is heard seven seconds earlier than his first screen appearance.

For a series which totals approximately 12 hours and 20 minutes, Eddie appears in just a fraction of the show. In fact, he appeared in just over 5 per cent of the show overall.

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Eddie Munson’s guitar solo takes up a portion of his screen time

If you’ve seen the final episode of Stranger Things 4, you will of course remember Eddie Munson’s epic guitar scene, one which could rival Max’s Kate Bush scene.

The guitar solo scene lasts 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Considering that Eddie Munson only appears on screen for 42 minutes, this solo makes up 8.7 per cent of his screen time.

We all could’ve done with plenty more guitar solos from Eddie Munson throughout the season, truly.

Stranger Things fans petition to have Eddie brought back

The Duffer Brothers’ decision to have Eddie sacrifice himself in the final episode of Stranger Things 4 is clearly one of their biggest mistake with fans to date.

In response, some in the Stranger Things fandom are petitioning to have the creators bring their favourite back, as reported by Express.

A petition has been set up, asking Netflix and the Duffer Brothers to bring him back for the final season.

As of publication date, over 69,000 fans have signed and counting.

Fan theories about a new potential role for Eddie circulate

This month sees a theory floated around online which could see the return of Eddie Munson for Stranger Things 5. With its roots in Dungeons & Dragons, it seems like the theory has legs…

Games Radar reported that the theory would see Eddie Munson return as an undead vampire in the Upside Down for the final series.

“Eddie is not dead. The Duffer Brothers have said that you cannot die from the bite of a bat. Yes, you can eventually bleed out, but the bite alone, will not kill you,” one person writes on Facebook (via Reddit). “I have this theory that Eddie will become Kas, the vampire…. the right hand man to Vecna, Kas eventually turns on Vecna and defeats him.”

Could this be the solution for Eddie Munson fans? Only time, or The Duffer Brothers, will tell.

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