It’s been over two years now since we officially found out that Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is alive and in Russia after the events stranger things Season 3. Do you remember the exciting first teaser for Season 4 that came out in February 2020?!
To bring you up to speed, Hopper was at the Russian base under the Starcourt Mall in the Season 3 finale when Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) blew up the plane. We don’t know how, but somehow Hopper survived and ended up in a Russian base. It was implied mid-credits that an American was in a Russian prison, and we all knew it was Hopper. Netflix confirmed Hopper was the American on Valentine’s Day 2020.
Fast forward a little to the full-length trailer for Stranger Things Season 4, which released in April 2022, and we got further confirmation that Hop is alive and definitely in the new season. We see the fan favorite in Russia training in the snow and another scene of him in the middle of a Demogorgon attack!
Is Jim Hopper (David Harbour) Returning For Stranger Things Season 4?
So yes, we know Hopper is coming back stranger things Season 4. We still don’t know how. Check out the trailer below!
We’ve read a lot of interesting fan theories about how the stranger things Crew, also known as Hawkins Heroes on this site, will rescue Hopper stranger things Season 4. We don’t want to wade too deep into the waters of stranger things Fan theories, but as we learn more about Season 4 and the characters in the new season, things are starting to fall into place.
In November 2020, stranger things announced some new cast members for Season 4, including Nikola Djuricko, who Netflix says plays Yuri, a Russian smuggler who likes peanut butter, cash, and other things. It’s been a minute since we learned anything new about Season 4. Then the voicemail message came, and we suspect it has everything to do with Hopper.
A stranger things Fan account posted on Instagram that they received a package from THE stranger things. Inside the box were Russian dolls and a note with a phone number: 907-206-7700. If you call the number you will get the voicemail for Yuri.
Yuri runs Yuri’s Fish and Fly, a fishing business based in Anchorage, Alaska. We know he’s also a smuggler. Are you recording what we discard? We believe there is an obvious connection between Yuri and a possible plot to save Hopper. At least we hope so.
How Hopper survived the blast at Starcourt Mall has also not been confirmed. The Russians caught him pretty quickly, so it’s possible they kidnapped him right after everything was cleared up. Or something much crazier could happen with Upside Down.
When exactly, we will (hopefully) find out stranger things Season 4, Volume 1, will premiere on May 27th, with Volume 2 following on July 1st.
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