With the fourth season of Netflix’s hit Stranger Things officially confirmed, fans are unsurprisingly already coming up with their detailed theories and ideas for what’s to come. One of the biggest questions we all have is regarding David Harbour’s character, the beloved Jim Hopper, as the third season concluded with him supposedly dying when he sacrificed himself to close the Upside Down. But after a confusing post-credits scene, nearly everyone is convinced he’s still alive. Now, people are posting tons of theories online as to how he’ll be making a comeback in Season 4 (if he does at all).
The series’ stars have, understandably, been asked about Hopper’s fate, and although Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown is remaining tight-lipped, she did just admit that the fan theories do go a long way. While speaking with Seventeen, the 15-year-old Emmy nominee was straight-up asked if her onscreen “dad” would be alive next season, to which she replied, "I have no idea, but I love hearing everybody else's ideas and thoughts.”
She then added, “Ultimately, it’s nobody’s decision but the Duffer Brothers – you know, they’re writing it. I think the Duffer Brothers definitely feel the pressure of people's fan theories, though."
Brown is of course referring to Matt and Ross Duffer, the acclaimed brother duo who created the fan-favorite show. While the pair has yet to speak on the recently-announced fourth season, they better be prepared for questions all about Hopper. The fans need answers, and without a release date in sight, we’re sure the brothers will be seeing a whole lot of theories.
This article also appears on Mental Floss.