‘Stranger Things’: Star Gaten Matarazzo Shares His Favorite Fan Theory

Stranger Things star and host of Gaten Matarazzo shared his thoughts on Season 4 of the Duffer brothers-produced series and his favorite fan theory with Vanity Fair.

The Season 3 finale left fans anxious as they wait to see what’s in store for the cast and their future. Viewers have been known to share their theories on the show’s characters and storylines via social media, something Matarazzo — who plays Dustin — acknowledges and sometimes indulges in.

“They’re all interesting. My favorite theory is that Suzie’s actually a Russian mastermind and spy working with the Russian government. I think it’s so stupid and so funny. I hope that doesn’t play out because that would be weird,” Matarazzo tells Daily Variety’s Audrey Yap.

So what does Matarazzo see in Dustin’s future?

“It’s really hard to say because I don’t really know where the characters are going. He’s flapping in the wind at this point,” he says. “At the end of the season, all the kids are divided because everyone moves away from Hawkins. Eleven goes with Will and Joyce to go try and find some type of peace and the rest of the gang stays behind. I don’t necessarily know how that’s going to work. I mean Mike and El being separated is crazy. I think fans are going to freak out.”

Stranger Things is coming back for another round of 80s awesomeness at Netflix for Season 4. The announcement was all but certain and was officially confirmed by the show’s social media accounts.

The tweet simply contained two emojis: a clock and an upsidedown smiley face:

The account laster tweeted out a season 4 teaser with the caption, “we’re not in hawkins anymore.’ Check it out below.


To state the obvious, it’s clear that while the show will be returning, we won’t be in the regular sleepy turned creepy town of Hawkins, Indiana. Instead, if we had to venture a guess, the Hawkins kids may be taking the fight straight into the source: the upsidedown. It could also be possible that the show is going on an international adventure. After all, for those keeping their Hopper hopes alive, someone has to go and rescue “the American.”

One thing’s for sure, the Stranger Things writers know how to take us on an exciting journey of twist and turns. It’s safe to say viewers can expect the unexpected in the upcoming 4th season. We can’t wait!

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