Justin H. Min was just as surprised about Ben as you were

[Spoiler alert: Ben’s arc and ending in The Umbrella Academy Season 2.] Umbrella Academy Fans were pleasantly surprised when Ben Hargreeve (Justin H. Min) found more diligence in the show’s second season. Ben – aka number six aka The Horror – died during a mission when Hargreev’s siblings were teenagers. However, his relationship with Klaus Hagreeves (Robert Sheehan) allowed Ben to influence the story – to a limited extent.

In Umbrella Academy Season 2, Ben and Klaus were able to reach new lengths together. However this eventually led Ben to his final death – viz. The character’s final moments set up a cliffhanger for the third season, which is yet to be renewed by Netflix. But regardless, Ben’s ending came as a shock to everyone, especially Min, who really thought he was out of a job after the demise of his on-screen alter ego.

What happened to Ben Hargreev in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2?

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during Umbrella Academy Season 2, Ben learned how to interact with the world in new ways. For one, he used to possess Klaus’ body to talk to his crush. Then in “743”, Ben successfully reaches the mind of Vanya (Ellen Page) while he is being tortured by the FBI through an electric chair. He reassures his sister that she is not alone and prevents him from exploding the building, ending the world.

Nevertheless, Ben exchanges his life to save Vanya. As it turns out, number six could have proceeded after his death. But he was very scared at the time. So he stayed with Klaus for 17 years. Then in Vanya’s mind, Ben realizes that he cannot go back, even as a ghost, and will be forced to move on.

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“I died 17 years ago,” Ben said. “Everyone else, along with Klaus over the years, it’s all gravy. At least for now, I have to say goodbye.”

Still, it was not really goodbye. At the end of Umbrella Academy Season 2 finale, the six remaining Hargreev siblings returned on April 2, 2019. As expected, he saved the world from the apocalypse. But they spoiled their timeline.

Reginald Hargreaves (Kollam Fayor) was not dead and claimed that he was also not sure. Meanwhile, Umbrella Academy was replaced by Sparrow Academy, headed by a very different – and much more alive – Ben.

Justin H. How did Min know that Ben hadn’t died in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2

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In an interview with E! News published in August 2020, Min revealed that he does not know that Ben will be revived Umbrella Academy Season 2 finale. So when the actor filmed his final scene for “743”, he felt that his character’s arc was ending.

“I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” Min said. “He kept all of us in the dark with the final scene of his season, until it was the very end. So we actually did a rough draft of episode 10. But that last scene was abandoned. ”

He said, “What a madness that when I shot that scene with Vanya in episode nine, I really thought it was going to be the end of Ben and the end of this character. So it was really emotional that day , Because Ben was saying goodbye to Vanya and his family, but Justin Min as an actor, I felt like I’m saying goodbye to the show and the experience. ”

But Min eventually finds out that Ben was still alive Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman.

Min said, “A few weeks after we shot that scene, I was legitimately starting to pack my things, get ready to leave Toronto.” “I received this top-secret email from Steve Showman, our listener, who has just sent the last three pages of the script to the cast, to seven family members.”

He said, “Of course, I opened it and I read it. I was just like screaming and crying in the middle of my Toronto apartment.”

What is the end of Ben for ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 3

Justin H Min as Justin H Min in The Umbrella Academy Netflix

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As mentioned, Netflix is ​​not yet updated Umbrella Academy Season 3. But the door is left open for another round in the season when Ben ends.

“Ben we meet at the end of 10.” Blackman told Cinemablend in August 2020.

However it is likely that Ben died and at the end of the second season the new Ben would feel completely different if the Netflix series returned.

“I think [Ben’s] The powers can be quite similar. But in terms of everything else, she’s completely different, “Min told IGN, deliberate changes as Ben, from his hair to his scars.” We all made him seem as different as possible. Discussed ways of being and feeling. He’s kind of … the antagonistic figure for the family. So yeah, it’s weird to play almost the complete opposite of the person you played. ”

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