Stranger Things Season 4 Will Reveal More About the Mysterious Boxes in Hopper’s Attic
David Harbour’s Sheriff Hopper will feature prominently in Stranger Things season 4 and the audience will find out more about him in the upcoming season than possibly any other season so far.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly and reported by SlashFilm, Harbour says there’s a lot of focus on Hopper and his secrets this season. Some known mysteries like the boxes in his attic will be answered, while some secret ones will come to light.
“We get to see a lot of Hopper at his most vulnerable, we’re gonna reveal a lot of backstory points that we’ve only hinted at in boxes in his attic,” Harbour says. “We’re gonna see a lot of these different threads, and also, we get to see a rebirth of him.”
Hopper is currently stuck somewhere in Russia following the events of last season. Despite doing his best at being a good adoptive dad for Eleven, Hopper’s misadventures saw him get blown up and imprisoned by the Russians.
As part of Hopper’s backstory, a small, but important character secret that’s existed since the first season will also come to light. While it doesn’t sound like it will flip the series on its head, it’s apparently an important part of Hopper that informs who he is and that Harbour has known about since the very first day of filming.
“There’s one thing in it that plays very big in this season that I’ve known since the first frame of the first season,” Harbour revealed. “Me and the Duffers would sit around and speculate, ‘Oh, wouldn’t this be cool?’ the minute we started shooting.”
Harbour says the reason this secret was kept for so long is that the team didn’t even know if there was going to be a second season. But now they can finally share it with audiences five years later.
It’s funny that Harbour’s Hopper character is in Russia for Stranger Things considering another character he just played spent time there as well. You can see Harbour as the Red Guardian in Black Widow right now in theatres or Disney Plus Premier Access.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.
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