Though we doubt if there can be any crossovers between Stranger Things and MCU. Both are set in different worlds and different timelines. But what if something is being planned? What if Stranger Things 4 will be set in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline?
Stranger Things is one of the best shows on Netflix. From the day it was first premiered on Netflix, it became a go-to place for those who love to live the 80s vibes, and for those who find it nostalgic. The setting of the small town of Hawkins in Indiana, and the young ones running around in long hairs with 80s music playing in the background, it’s a pure treat.
Though the show was to remain in the 80s for its fourth season as well, things are changing now, and it could mean that the Season 4 might be set in the 90s. The 90s is also the timeline in which Captain Marvel of MCU was set it, and we can’t say if Captain Marvel 2 will be set in 90s as well. If it is so, then Stranger Things 4 will be set in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline. And we never know if Eleven and Carol Danvers ends up fighting together.
- How’s this possible?
- Delay in filming means grown-up Eleven.
- A leap in Stranger Things 4 will set it in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline.
How’s this possible? Stranger Things 4 will be set in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline?
It is possible, and it is going to happen as far as fan’s speculations are concerned. Stranger Things 4 was under production when the current ongoing pandemic broke out. The situation became a threat to the entire film industry, and it forced all the studios to halt the production of shows and movies.
Stranger Things 4 was yet to film almost the whole season. However, now as the filming is delayed, it means the delay in the premiere date. This delay is not as straightforward for Stranger Things 4, as it is for most other shows and movies.
Delay in filming means grown-up Eleven.
A delay in filming of Stranger Things 4 means some very critical issues. Stranger Things was first premiered in 2016, which means it started filming before 2015. As of now, Stranger Things is supposed to run till Season 5, and as per the previous schedule for Season 4, Season 5 would have been premiered in 2023. However, the current delays are surely going to push it further.
Now, if you give 8 to 9 years to a 12-year-old kid, he’ll grow-up to look like a 24-year-old while being in his late teens. This is the main issue that lies with the delay in filming of Stranger Things. The show is centred around the kids who were 11 to 12-year-old as per the show’s timeline of 1983 in the beginning. Stranger Things 3 was set in 1985, and thus Stranger Things 4 is supposed to be set in 1986.
However, as the three years in show’s timeline took almost 5 years in real life, the actors who played Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, and other young characters had already outgrown the age of their characters by few years. It already feels odd to see them running around in half-pants.
Now, if it takes two-three years more to complete this storyline, their half-pants will surely be reduced to something more fun to look at. This was already a serious concern for the makers, and with the current delay that no one know will drag for how long, it becomes further complicated.
Now, fans are speculating that Duffer Brothers might give the Show a leap of few years, which might result for Stranger Things 4 to be set in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline.
A leap in Stranger Things 4 will set it in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline.
To deal with this issue of the actors outgrowing the age of their characters in Stranger Things, fans are predicting that Duffer Brother might give the show a leap of 4 to 5 years. This will help in solving the age issue, and might also justify the return of Hopper.
Though we can’t say how the fans will receive this leap, as the USP of Stranger Things is its 80s feel. But we do think that the issue needs to be solved in some way. Just for the sake of the settings, the makers can’t let 18 to 19-year-old actors portray 15-year-old kids on screen.
Thus, a time leap of five years, that will set Stranger Things in Captain Marvel’s 90s timeline seems more likely.