Well… that certainly didn’t take very long. No sooner did Netflix drop their teaser announcement confirming what we all already assumed, that there will be a fourth season of Stranger Things, than did the internet come up with a whole slew of excellent fan theories about it.
Specifically, fan theories about what the whole “We’re not in Hawkins anymore” in the teaser means and/or is referring to with regard to season four.
First off, that phrase is an obvious homage – one of the Duffer Brothers’ favorite things to do – to The Wizard of Oz and the phrase “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”
That being said, does it refer to the fact that season four of Stranger Things will take place in Russia?
That would tie into several previous fan theories that have been put forth already…
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Granted, it could just be as simple as what we already know: Eleven and the Byers family moved out of Hawkins. But nah… that would be far too boring, right?
How about we go to the experts for some better alternative meanings and perhaps a consensus. And by experts, I of course mean Twitter.
Omfg! Yassss!!!! I have so many theories. Time travelling and our favs heading into the upside down for season 4 are definitely high on my list for things I'm predicting. Bring Hopper and Billy back to please!! ALIVE!! #StrangerThings4— ✩ Samantha ✩ (@MidnightsDarlin) September 30, 2019
Hopper didn't die. He used his only way out which was the opening in the wall that leads to the upside down. He's been there before, he knows how to take care of himself. We're not in Hawkins because we're gonna follow Hopper in the upside down. That's my theory.— GodDamnManChild (@CarlosCarella2) September 30, 2019
@Stranger_Things Yall not slick. Season 4 is definitely taking place wherever El moved to & then she goes back to visit Hawkins to see Mike & the gang & comes back home to figure things out alone— BabyMamaBlammer🏃🏾♂️💨🤰🏾 (@___MisterClutch) September 30, 2019
So looks like Hawkins gets taken over completely by the upside down on S4 of Stranger Things? 🤔— shelby | STAY HOME! (@shelbysexauer) September 30, 2019
It means something the clock in the profile picture is the clock on the left tree in the upside down there is a leaving hawkins sighn and a house to the left and the demogorgon is in Russia and when it says we're not in hawkins anymore its a bell and means there is multiple gate— Charlie East (@CharlieEast9) September 30, 2019
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In stranger things 4, we’re not in Hawkins anymore cause we’re in Russia to save “the American” aka our boy Hopper😌— Den (@little_miss_den) September 30, 2019
Since they gave us some hint about Jim Hopper being alive. The tree from season 1 where Nancy and Johnathan went inside and The clock might be a hint of time traveling either going to the future or the past might allow them to save Hopper. Just a wild guess! #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/jJeyZpPJpX— Megan⟬⟭⁷ (@megzyie) September 30, 2019
Theory time about stranger things: Hopper is going to pull a back to the future. He says in the letter to el that he wishes he could turn back the clock and in season three, they sneak into the movies and back to the future is playing and what poster does mike have in his room??— grace (@Graceekim_) September 30, 2019
DONT LIE TO ME THAT SIGN IN THE BACK SAYS WELCOME TO HAWKINS— Corgi (@ILikeCorghis) September 30, 2019
THE FUCK DOES THIS MEAN?!!??!?!!— James (@DomesticSheep2) September 30, 2019
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