Warning: Major Stranger Things spoilers lay ahead.
Stranger Things is one of the most popular Netflix offerings of all time, but many of its fans know next to nothing about one of its most private stars, Dacre Montgomery...
Who doesn't love Stranger Things?We're all eagerly awaiting the upcoming fourth season, which is set for release at some point next year.
The season 3 finale had us all asking a lot of questions...
via: IMDBAt the end of the episode, we saw the Byers family pack up and move out of Hawkins (can you blame them?), along with Eleven, who Joyce took in following Hopper's heartbreaking "death." But, just as we thought that it was going to end and we were wiping our tears away (because how emotional was that last episode?), bam, they played a scene during the credits that completely threw a spanner in the works and left the internet with even more queries.
At the very end of the final episode, we were transported to Russia.
via: NetflixThe post-credit scene showed what appeared to be a Russian-prison or secret base where the Soviets had somehow gotten their hands on a Demogorgon and were sending it onto one of the prisoners, presumably as some sort of punishment, torture method, or maybe even as part of some twisted research. Who knows?
It left us reeling for more.
via: IMDBFirst off, what happened to Eleven's powers? Why did they disappear? Also, how on Earth did the Russians get hold of the Demogorgon? And who is the "American" that the guards refer to in one of the locked cells? So many unanswered questions. We need Season 4, right now.
All of the "hows" and "whys" naturally sparked a ton of fan theories about what will happen next.
via: IMDBSuperfans put on their detective hats and attempted to suss out the answers to all of their burning questions.
A popular one is that Eleven will never get her powers back...But we're not convinced. Despite losing her abilities at the end of the finale, we put it down to sheer exhaustion after saving the world, again.
And there's the Chernobyl theory...
via: IMDBOne Reddit user has been making some wild predictions for Stranger Things season 4, theorizing that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster could be at the center of the show's next season.
But how does it tie into Stranger Things?Well, a fan posted his theory to Reddit, in a post titled, "I figured out season 4 and I hate myself for it." The fan starts off by noting that each of the Stranger Things installments has taken place over an entire season - the first was set in winter 1983 around Christmas time, Season 2 took place in fall 1984 around the time of Halloween, and finally, Season 3 was set in summer 1985 over the Independence Day festivities. This, therefore, puts Season 4 as being set in Spring 1986 to coincide with the Easter holidays and will likely span into spring break, the same time as the Chernobyl disaster.
Well, the internet didn't take the fan's prediction very well.
via: IMDBDigital Spy said that the theory "may be the worst we've ever read," while Vice said that "referencing New Coke and Ghostbusters or whatever is one thing; creating a far-fetched, fictionalized story to explain a catastrophic disaster is another."
But putting aside all of the crazy fan theories...
we're not in hawkins anymore https://t.co/Y4hayuPKvu— Stranger Things (@Stranger Things)1569859202.0
Filming began last year...
via: TwitterAnd "leaked" photographs began doing the rounds on the internet.
Is this hope for Hopper's return?While actor David Harbour was nowhere to be seen, this doesn't mean we should give up hope!
And when the official trailer dropped back in February...
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4 TRAILER I WASN'T READY HFBDMFMZNNXKE— Heather 👻👽🛸 (@Heather 👻👽🛸)1581689499.0
So it turns out that Hopper is alive.
via: YouTubeThis is everything that we could have wished for!
Since the trailer was released, fans have been more and more intrigued...But of course, thanks to the pandemic, the release date is more likely to be pushed even further back.
But, as the excitement for the 4th season mounts...Fans have only just realized how little they know about one of the show's biggest stars, Dacre Montgomery.
Dacre played the role of the rebellious teen heartthrob, Billy Hargrove...And, it's needless to say, fans were quick to fall in love with him.
I think I’m in luv with Dacre Montgomery— Eunice Gurung (@Eunice Gurung)1606218445.0
I just had a vision of myself with a mullet.... odd but kinda like dacre Montgomery hot in stranger things— chan (@chan)1606298172.0
@seimeiii i am still losing it over dacre montgomery— lottie (@lottie)1606907302.0
billy hargrove dacre montgomery https://t.co/IlOReFTaTb— ً (@ً)1606830359.0
dacre montgomery is my new lover i guess— agg 💋|| (@agg 💋||)1606561908.0