David Harbour sat down for some Q&A following a spooky screening of the hit Netflix series at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday and revealed that Chevy Chase’s 1985 comedy Fletch will serve as a source of inspiration for Season 3.
Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper told Variety, “The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies. And Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.”
Habour also said to expect the upcoming season to be darker, scarier and bigger and perhaps more romantic, especially for Hopper.
“I think it’d be interesting to see if Hopper has it in him to be vulnerable with a woman and to actually be able to show up in that capacity, like what kind of a man he would be in a relationship if that comes to fruition.”
Regarding the other little woman in his life, Habour revealed that his relationship with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is about to get more complex.
“Their relationship is going to get far more complex, because, you know, things happen to girls and boys when they’re 13 and 14,” he said. “A lot of changes go on in the body and in your social life, and I don’t think he’s going to handle watching her become a woman in front of his eyes very well. That’s a horrifying thing for him — maybe even more so than fighting inter-dimensional monsters.”
Stranger Things is set to return in summer 2019.