When the entire world was mourning the death of Hopper in Stranger Things. When everyone was seeking the truth about Hopper.
There was one character, all the way, who knew that Hopper was alive. Mike knew Hopper was alive in Stranger Things 4.
- Mike knew the truth of Hopper coming back alive in Stranger Things 4.
- Finn Wolfhard on Hopper returning in Stranger Things 4.
- Netflix had it all planned – says Finn Wolfhard.
Stranger Things has always been a thrilling show. With a bucket-full of nostalgia for the kids of 80s and 90s and an adventure ride to the haunting world of Upside-Down, the show has always kept the views on the edge of their seat. However, the show faced its gravest moment when Hopper died in Stranger Things 3 finale.
Jim Hopper was loved by all in the world of Stranger Things and outside. His death meant the flooding eyes. However, when everyone, in the show, and outside, was mourning his death and were waiting to know the truth of his death in the show, there was one character who knew everything.
It was Mike, Eleven’s boyfriend, most popular among our young heroes, the one who was threatened by Hopper to stay away from Eleven. Yes, Mike knew the truth of Hopper being alive in Stranger Things 4.
Mike knew the truth of Hopper coming back alive in Stranger Things 4
No, we are not talking about any sensational revelation claiming that Mike saved Hopper in Stranger Things 4. Or that Mike is hiding the truth of Hopper being alive in Stranger Things 4. We are talking about the actor Finn Wolfhard, who portrays Mike in Stranger Things, knowing about the return of Hopper, played by David Harbour, in Stranger Things 4.
It is possible that other actors also knew that David Harbour will be back to play Hopper in the next season for Stranger Things. But as of now, it’s only Finn Wolfhard who had revealed it.
Finn Wolfhard on Hopper returning in Stranger Things 4
Finn Wolfhard, the Stranger Things star, talked about the show in a recent interview. Though the young star who plays Mike Wheeler said a lot many things, he talked specifically about the return of Hopper in the show. He revealed that he knew Hopper will return in Stranger Things 4, but he wasn’t expecting it to be revealed in such an abrupt manner.
Finn Wolfhard said— “I knew Hopper was alive, I just didn’t know that trailer was coming out.”
The actor said that though he knew Hopper was alive, the way Netflix suddenly revealed it had made him excited about it. He said— “I didn’t even know that [the trailer] was coming out until I posted it on Instagram!… So now I’m just really excited for everybody to see it.”
Now, the question is, if Finn knew about Hopper, does Mike also knew the truth of Hopper being alive in Stranger Things 4?
Netflix had it all planned — says Finn Wolfhard
While talking about Netflix revealing the truth of Hopper in the teaser for Stranger Things 4, the actor said Netflix planned it well before. He said— “I think that was planned because there’s only so much time that you have before people start to find out that David Harbour is back on set and start talking about it.”
However, the actor who plays Mike said that Netflix might have revealed the truth of Hopper too early. He said— “I think Netflix just kind of nipped that in the bud very early.”
Whatever might be the reason for Netflix to do so, we think it worked in favour. It’s always better to have control. Remember when HBO tried to keep Jon Snow’s resurrection a secret in Game of Thrones, and everybody came to know about it months before the show released. It spoils the fun, so Netflix revealing it in a way they want is a better way out.
Now, as Finn Wolfhard knows, it’s possible that his character Mike also knows the truth of Hopper being alive in Stranger Things 4. But that’s for the show to reveal.