Stranger Things Producer Weighs In on That Wild Winona Ryder Fan Theory

David Harbour and Winona Ryder in Stranger Things.
David Harbour and Winona Ryder in Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things is a series obsessed with 1980s pop culture, both in its actual plot and in its artistic choices. This is perfectly embodied in the character of Joyce Byers,who is played by '80s superstar Winona Ryder. In fact, Ryder’s role as both a character in the series and a Hollywood fixture of the decade has given rise to a wild theory—and this week, a Stranger Things producer weighed in on the chatter.

The theory was detailed by Mashable’s Alison Foreman, who noted that, with Stranger Things 3 taking place in 1985, the show’s timeline was only one year removed from Ryder’s debut in the 1986 film Lucas. In keeping with the show’s attention to accuracy with its homages to '80s pop culture, it would seem logical for the show to make mention of a film in which Ryder appeared—opening up the possibility of two Joyces factoring into the plot of the Netflix series.

When asked about the possibility, Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy was a bit bemused. "That's really funny, and I suppose it's possible?" he told Mashable. "We're definitely trying to make the show as quickly as we can. We're not in control of those things, but we don't want to bulls**t about those things."

Levy added that Ryder’s intersection was not something that the team had discussed, but remarked, “Eventually, there will be an interesting new relationship between [the Stranger Things production timeline] and what's going on in the time period we are watching the show in ... But as far as how those two timelines will sync up, I can't predict.”

[h/t Mashable]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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