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Stranger Things is showing the world how Will Byers is practicing social distancing. Even Hawkins is staying indoors these days. Production halted on the highly anticipated season 4 of the hit Netflix series a few weeks ago and it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer to see it. Chief Hopper star David Harbour says that they originally wanted to have the show ready for early 2021, but that probably won't happen now.
9am: play on the stairs 12pm: call the homies3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does6pm: cookie dinner pic.twitter.com/lkGwhPbv20— Stranger Things @Stranger_Things March 26, 2020
The Stranger Things social media accounts continue to entertain fans online. Everybody could use a few laughs these days and today, we now have an example of what a typical day for Will Byers consists of. Here's what Will does: '9am: play on the stairs, 12pm: call the homies, 3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does, and 6pm: cookie dinner.' The social media account posted pictures of each of his activities and they warn to stay away from trying number 3. They don't want people getting their heads stuck through their railings.
While a lot of social media accounts will post something and then leave it alone, the Stranger Things account actually takes time to respond to fans in a humorous way. It's interactive in a time when a lot of fans could use some extra fun as they stay home and try to social distance from each other. While most of Will Byers' activities are questionable, calling 'the homies' is probably the best one and something that a lot of people should be doing more of. Eating cookies for dinner can be fun, but not every night.
Stranger Things season 4 will see the return of Chief Hopper, although we're not exactly sure how that happens at this time. On Valentine's Day, fans were treated to the very first footage of the upcoming season and it featured Hopper in Russia, working on some train tracks. He appears to be enslaved, but that won't last for long. The first footage was a great way to get everybody excited, which has now been ground to a halt with the rest of the entertainment industry.
Since nobody really knows when we'll have to stop social distancing from each other, it's unclear when Stranger Things season 4 will go back into production. For now, Netflix is looking out for the safety of their cast and crew, along with the fans, which is why we get to see how Will Byers spends his day at home. Regardless, we should find out in the next few weeks when everything is able to start production again, we're just going to have to be a bit more patient than normal. You can check out Will Byers practicing his social distancing above, thanks to the official Stranger Things Twitter account.
Upon its release last summer, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $759 million worldwide on a reported budget of around $200 million. Those kinds of numbers usually mean that a sequel won’t be too far behind, and now star Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Hobbs and Shaw 2 is officially in development. Flex so hard that your cast explodes and read his comment below.
Yesterday, Johnson hosted a Q&A on his Instagram Live, and the topic of a Hobbs and Shaw sequel came up. “We are developing now the next film, the next [Hobbs & Shaw] movie, and I’m pretty excited about it…Just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go,” he said h/t Collider.
I don’t think anyone actually expected Universal to only make one Hobbs and Shaw film, especially since the first movie was pretty blatant about laying the groundwork for additional stories for those characters. Plus, the main Fast & Furious “Saga” only has two films left before it crosses the final finish line. This year’s F9 was bumped to 2021 due to COVID-19, and it’s currently unclear exactly when Fast 10 will be released. So while “yep, we’re making a sequel to a movie that everyone thought would get a sequel” may not be the most exciting news, I’m choosing to read his comments as a subtle admission that the first Hobbs and Shaw wasn’t as good as it could have been, and an announcement that they’re looking to raise the bar in the sequel – possibly by bringing new blood in on the creative side.
Hobbs and Shaw should have been a home run, but it traded the heart of the Fast and Furious movies for criminally unfunny banter between Johnson and Jason Statham. Sure, it had a few solid action moments, and Ryan Reynolds who’s reuniting with Johnson for the Netflix action film Red Notice may prove to be an entertaining third wheel in a follow-up if his character has a larger role to play. But nearly eight months after Hobbs and Shaw‘s release, my biggest memory of the movie is the disappointment I felt when watching it. Hopefully a re-energized or completely different creative team can course-correct in a sequel, answering the big question left by the first movie’s ending who is running Eteon? and bringing in some electrifying actors to face off against the muscle-bound heroes.