Black Widow will kick off Marvel’s Phase Four, lastly giving Scarlett Johansson’s mysterious murderer her personal solo journey. Someone who’s coming alongside for the journey is Stranger Things star David Harbour as Natasha Romanoff’s buddy and team-mate Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian.

Thanks to the actor’s inclusion, a fan principle has emerged linking the smash-hit Netflix sequence Stranger Things and Sheriff Hopper with Black Widow. The principle means that, with Hopper now imprisoned in Russia, and with The Red Guardian being a Russian superhero, that the 2 characters are, in reality, one and the identical. Sadly, Harbour himself is right here to alleviate himself throughout this specific parade.

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“I know, it is a very surprising, annoying coincidence, and I apologize to the entire internet. There is no rhyme or reason for it, I promise you. There’s no crossover event between Stranger Things and the MCU.”

Oh, what David Harbour says is slightly disappointing. Obviously no person thought it was true however he may have a minimum of toyed with the concept, maybe leaving an aura to the entire thing. But, his reduce and dry strategy could be very Jim Hopper so it is unimaginable to hate him for it.

The actor then addressed the 2 characters, stating that, aside from being performed by the identical individual, they don’t really look very a lot alike in any respect.

“I mean, I do look very different in them. One of them, I’m 270 pounds and got a beard and thick, long hair, and the other one I’m like 200 pounds and have no hair.”

Alright, alright, he does not must rub it in. We get it. It’s nonsense. Fine. To be truthful he does have some extent, plus there’s the timeline of all of it, as Hopper would have gotten fairly outdated if he’d made contacts in Russia and have become the Red Guardian. But, fan theories not often make correct, logical sense, and that’s all a part of the enjoyable. Spoilsport.

There can be the fascinating coincidence that David Harbour’s character in Black Widow is called Alexei Shostakov. Dr. Alexei occurs to be the title of the Russian physician in Stranger Things Season three that Hopper and Joyce take hostage and ultimately assist. Could Hopper, making an attempt to stay nameless in Russia have assumed his outdated buddy’s title to honor his reminiscence in Black Widow? Nah. That, as David Harbour would name it, is simply annother ‘annoying coincidence’.

Black Widow picks up following the occasions of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and compelled to confront a harmful conspiracy with ties to her previous. Pursued by a power that may cease at nothing to convey her down, Romanoff should cope with her historical past as a spy and the damaged relationships left in her wake lengthy earlier than she turned an Avenger.

The film is directed by Cate Shortland and written by Eric Pearson from a narrative by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Black Widow is at the moment anticipated to reach in theaters on May 1st.

Stranger Things season three in the meantime not too long ago began manufacturing, although this has now been suspended within the wake of considerations surrounding coronavirus. Jim Hopper is in a difficult place, presumed useless and a prisoner in Russia, followers can not wait to see how the intrepid Sheriff will get out of this one. It was additionally introduced this morning that Black Widow has been indefinitely delayed because of the pandemic sweeping the nation. All of this involves us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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