The second season of Netflix’s cultural phenomenon Stranger Things earned an impressive 12 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. One of the major nominations was given to actor David Harbour in Best Supporting Actor for his role as Chief Hopper.
The highly-anticipated third season is currently in production, but Harbour has some interesting teases as to what fans should expect from Stranger Things:
“If you’re a real fan of Stranger Things and you really want to know. I would go look at the great films that were released in ’85, of which there were many, and just go down that list and think of the possibilities that we could be going with. I think it is a specific season to 1985, and so you’ll see references to that.”
One of, if not the most iconic film of 1985 is Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future. Given how beloved that film is as well as season 2 using Ghostbusters as an inspiration given its release in 1984, it seems possible that the Stranger Things cast will be influenced by the time-traveling classic.
“We’re experimenting a lot this season, and we’re taking risks, and I hope that they pay off but they are risks. We’re going into territories we’ve never been to before, and it’s exciting.”
Harbour also described where Hopper’s head will be in season 3:
“We had a little softer season with Jim in Season 2. Where he was really working off these fatherly instincts and understanding a responsibility that was larger than himself, and I think one of the things that we missed from Season 1 was this guy who goes into government facilities and punches people in the face. He’s not a doofus, but he’s a bit of a Columbo character.”
Official plot details are still under wraps, however, the eight-episode third season will feature another time jump when the adventure continues, picking up with its young characters in the summer of 1985. Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Cara Buono, Dacre Montgomery, and Sadie Sink have all been confirmed to return for the next season of Stranger Things.
Season 3 also includes new characters played by Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, Maya Hawke, and Francesca Reale.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of Stranger Things as we learn it.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!