Stranger Things Season 4 Teases Matthew Modine’s Return as Dr Martin Brenner

It’s been a very long time since Stranger Things Season 3 hit Netflix — July 4, 2019, to be exact. And regardless that the hit sequence was picked up for a fourth season means again in September, 2019, we haven’t seen a lot from the extremely anticipated return… Until now, because of an enigmatic and positive to be extremely picked aside Stranger Things Season 4 teaser that was simply launched by Netflix. Oh, and Brenner’s (Matthew Modine) again.

Literally, his again is within the teaser.

It shouldn’t be too a lot of a shock that the teaser dropped to die-hard followers, given a mysterious video was posted on the Stranger Things YouTube web page yesterday (May 5) noting that, “Due to technical difficulties, Hawkins National Laboratory will be closed until further notice. We will be back in service tomorrow at 9:00AM ET.”

We’ll get again to that video in a second — as a result of yesterday’s teaser really appears to happen after the occasions of at the moment’s, extra official teaser. But the vital factor to notice right here is that after once more, it looks as if Stranger Things will likely be delving into the trauma of Eleven’s (Mille Bobby Brown) previous.

In the minute lengthy teaser, at exactly 3 o’clock, a bunch of youngsters sporting hospital robes with intently shaved heads are all taking part in in what seems to be a hospital, or group heart — although it’s later revealed the constructing is nearly positively Hawkins National Laboratory, the place the place Dr. Martin Brenner held Eleven and different kids with psychic skills captive for years, experimenting on them whereas additionally opening a gap into the lethal Upside Down.

As the teaser continues, we see: two kids taking part in with automobiles on a rainbow, painted on the ground; a large plinko model sport with pink discs; two extra sufferers taking part in chess with items which can be all various kinds of birds, and an Inception model prime on the facet; a Magic 8-Ball that claims, “signs point to yes”; and somebody stacking what’s probably 9 pink blocks. Throughout, the pink discs fall, and we are able to see that they’ve coated 4, 7 and eight; however left 3, 5 and 6 uncovered.

Have you figured it out but? They’re all references to Brenner’s check topics. In the sequence, we’ve met Eleven, in fact. We’ve additionally met Eight, who is definitely named Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) and featured within the divisive Season 2 episode “The Lost Sister.” And within the canonical tie-in comics, we’ve met Three, a.okay.a. Ricky; Six, a.okay.a. Francine; and Nine and Nine level Five, twin sisters.

Before we get again to that, too, let’s preserve plugging by the teaser, as a sure white-haired man walks in, his again to the digicam. It’s Brenner, in fact, and we hear Modine say, “Good morning, children,” as the digicam spins round and heads down the corridor. “Good morning, Papa,” the kids all say. “How are you today?” he asks. “Good, papa,” all of them say. “Good,” he continues. “I’m glad to hear it. Because today, I have something very special planned for you.”

The digicam concentrate on a door with the quantity 11 on it, after which we reduce to blackness. Over that, Brenner says, “Eleven? Are you listening?” and we see her eyes, closed; then opened, shocked.

First of all, it’s wild that Stranger Things has sufficient of a maintain on the collective aware {that a} easy teaser like this with no actual particulars concerning the plot of the upcoming season, a premiere date, and even nearly all of Millie Bobby Brown’s face can ship a tingle down your backbone. But it does!

Second, and extra to the purpose… What’s taking place right here? Is this one thing within the present continuity of Season 4? Or is it from Eleven’s previous? Regardless, it seems just like the sequence goes to probably deal with one of many largest, dangling threads from Season 1: is Dr. Brenner alive? At the top of the primary season, he was attacked by the Demogorgon — the vicious creature from the Upside Down — however his physique was by no means discovered, and it’s not clear whether or not he could have survived. If he did, would he begin one other sequence of experiments, with a brand new Eleven?

It’s way more doubtless — no matter whether or not Brenner continues to be bopping round on the market — that this can be a flashback to a traumatic day within the lifetime of the Hawkins National Laboratory. In yesterday’s teaser, we noticed lots of the similar bits from at the moment’s teaser — the chess board, and many others. — besides splattered with blood. Do the pink discs point out which kids are, or are usually not in hassle? And what does this imply for Eleven? Is Brenner taunting her with repressed reminiscences? What is going on? Ahhhhhh.

As for after we’ll really see Stranger Things Season 4, they started taking pictures in February, 2020 and even launched a brief teaser displaying that David Harbour’s Jim Hopper was alive and in Russia, after seemingly dying in Season 3. However, like many different productions, Stranger Things was shut down after which slowed down for COVID causes. As is, we all know the entire important solid is again for this season, as nicely as a number of additions together with Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Englund and more. Oh, and the primary episode is titled “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club,” which is one more within the sequence’ lengthy listing of X-Men references.

Until extra information on Stranger Things Season 4 drops, like Eleven, we’ll be listening.

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