New Stranger Things Fan Theory Suggests Some Major Characters Could Be Leaving Hawkins


With just one week to go until Stranger Things returns for its third season, it’s crunch time to analyze every inch of the trailers, posters, and interviews, as well as get in all our fan theories online. Despite knowing that the Hawkins gang is growing up and the dangers of the Upside Down are coming back, we’re still in the dark regarding a lot of the upcoming season’s plot. But according to SYFY WIRE, one Reddit user thinks they know a major element of what’s to come, and it involves the relocation of a central family.

Redditor TheHairyManrilla posted a comment in a thread discussing the first season 3 trailer, noting that a scene shows Will Byers crying while looking at a photo of his tight-knit group of friends. This paired with the fact that Jim Hopper is heard telling someone that he wants them “to feel like this place can still be [their] home,” as the shot cuts to Joyce Byers, gives the fan reason to believe that at least two members of the Byers family could be leaving Hawkins. “I'm guessing Joyce is planning to move away with at least Will,” they write.

Considering everything the Byers have been through, a change of scenery would be a smart idea. And Redditors in the thread agreed with the user’s theory. One responded, “Yea I saw that too and [M]ike is looking back at what looks like the empty [B]yers home,” while another added, “Bob suggested moving to Maine last season, and with the mall coming and threatening her job, it probably just makes sense.”

It’s not certain that moving would even keep Will from the Mind Flayer or the potential new monster of the Upside Down, however, if he’s still hanging out with the crew. It’s also important to note that Noah Schnapp, the actor behind Will, shot down the idea that his character will have an easier time in season 3. “I don’t think anyone in our show ever gets a break, that’s kind of what it’s about,” the 14-year-old actor said. “So I can't really say I get to just relax by the beach.”

We’ll see what Joyce decides is best for her family when Stranger Things returns on July 4.

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte


Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]