‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Set Inspires a Flurry of Theories, as ‘Karate Kid’ and ‘Batman’ Make an Appearance

Published 01/15/2024, 2:32 AM EST

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Since the shooting began for Stranger Things season 5, the anticipation has been heightened. Not to mention, pictures from the set have been adding to the hype as fans dissect every single detail to know more about the culmination of events. The world has waited long to know how things go for the Hawkins gang while the Upside Down has taken over their city. Until the show sets its foot on the OTT giant, fans have occupied themselves with speculations and theories, as new glimpses from the set make their way.

A new sneak peek of the Stranger Things season 5 set surfaced on X, formerly Twitter. The picture featured a retro cinema with movies like Batman and Karate Kid 3 listed on the board. Fans instantly noted and assumed that this scene might take place in 1989 because both films came in the same timeline. “Stranger things 5 spoiler set? If so, Then they must be in 1989! Because of these movies!” read the caption.

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Directed by Tim Burton, Batman was the first movie that marked the dawn of the legendary franchise that the world cherishes to date. Released in 1989, the superhero film is based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It starred iconic actors including Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Robert Wuhl, Kim Basinger, Billy Dee Williams, Pat Hingle, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. Karate Kid 3 also came around at the same time and had moderate success at the box office.

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Seeing this, fans have come up with new theories about this depiction of films in the show. Without wasting much time, they shared their views in the comment section.

Fans curate new theories for Stranger Things season 5

It is by far no secret that fans have always loved making assumptions about the storyline of the horror drama. Since the Duffer Brothers have maintained silence on how things would turn out in the fifth and final season, fans rely on these glimpses. Some fans wondered if this was one of the ending scenes where Max and Lucas go to watch a movie together. Others presumed that the season might have done the time jump.

Fans are losing their minds thinking about the meaning of this depiction.

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Before this, fans were left heartbroken when pictures of Gaten Matarazzo surfaced. They gave some glimpses of the set where the actor standing beside the tomb of Eddie Munson. It dashed the hopes of the beloved character’s return in the last season. Fans have been getting eager to know more and more about season 5. However, it remains unclear when the show will arrive on the streaming giant.

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What do you think about these fan theories? Drop your comments below!

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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