The Duffer Brothers plan to extend Stranger Things upto season 5 at the maximum. But what will become of it after that? Here are all the signs which prove that they are secretly planning to merge Stranger Things into Marvel.
Stranger Things has been linked to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) so many times, that it seems like a hoax when one sees the two names together. Rumours have come up time and again, and have been denied almost instantly. But when one sees the pattern over a long duration, something seems fishy. To cut a long story short, it seems as if the Duffer Brothers are secretly preparing Stranger Things to merge into the MCU. Scroll down to find out how.
- Duffer Brothers and the Stranger Things cast have left many bread crumbs in the form of rumours, news, and explanations.
- Stranger Things is preparing to merge into Marvel Cinematic Universe after season 4 or 5.
- Millie Bobby Brown very cleverly denied the rumours that she will feature in The Eternals, but never said no to Marvel.
Bread Crumbs in the form of Rumors, News, and Explanations
Over the course of the three seasons, the Duffer Brothers and the cast of Stranger Things have left many bread crumbs that point to a future Stranger Things and Marvel merger. The first and most striking among these is the title of the first episode of Stranger Things season 4— The Hellfire Club. This directly leads one to the X-Men comics in which The Hellfire Club is a secret group of villains from the 1980s X-Men comics.
Now that the X-Men and Marvel are under the same banner of Disney, Stranger Things is one step closer to merging with MCU.
The Black Widow Connection— It is stronger than you might think
If you are a fan of both Marvel and Stranger Things, by now you might know how Hopper and Red Guardian are played by the same actor, David Harbour. Harbour plays the role of Red Guardian in the upcoming movie Black Widow.
Recently, as reported by Cinemablend, David Harbour termed this as a mere coincidence. Contrary to fans’ beliefs, he even said that there is no crossover between the two universes. But while we are at the matter of David Harbour confirming or denying theories, let us recall how he reacted when he was asked whether Hopper is alive or not.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Hopper answered the question with, “I always knew Hopper had to make a sacrifice because he is a j*rk. He needs to pay for that some way.” Later, he moved on to explain that he was expecting he would be ‘The American’ but he never got a phone call for casting.
Yes, there might not be a crossover to be precise, but Stranger Things could surely merge into MCU one day. This brings us to yet another bread crumb that hides in plain sight.
Millie Bobby Brown got a call for The Eternals, but Marvel has other plans for her
In a 10 July 2019 article, Variety placed Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) in the list of actors who will be in lead roles in The Eternals. Within a couple of days, Millie Bobby Brown took to her social media account and denied any such claims with expressions that were verrry convincing. But at the same time, she left her statement open to speculations by adding these three words— “as of now”.
Yes, she might not be coming to The Eternals, but it seems Marvel has bigger plans for the X-Men-ish Eleven. The character of Eleven is related to so many Marvel characters that she can be fit into the Marvel Universe in multiple ways. Either as an extended storyline on Earth 616 or as a whole new character in the mutant school. In fact, Eleven could also be fitted into an already developed character that has a missing narrative on their childhood.
Her psychic powers are very much in sync with those of Wanda, Jean Grey and Professor Xavier. In fact, the storylines of Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Eleven are so similar that it seems as if they are sisters from different Universes.
All these bread crumbs (and more) point towards the plan of Duffer Brothers to merge Stranger Things into Marvel one day.
This is just our theory (as of now), but do you agree? Do you think that Stranger Things is being prepped to merge into MCU? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.