David Harbour, whose Santa-focused comedic action entry Violent Night opens Friday, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. While chatting with the host, expectedly, Harbour was faced with some Stranger Things inquiries.
As previously revealed by series creators Matt and Ross Duffer earlier this year, the show’s upcoming fifth season will be its last. Asked around the 8:45 mark in the video above whether shooting has started up for the fifth and final season yet, Harbour confirmed it has not. As for “what happens” in this final bow, Harbour said what is likely about as much as he is able to without spoiling the anticipation.
“Yeah, I know everything,” he said of how Stranger Things will end, echoing previous comments. “It’s so funny. I say this, I’ve said this in interviews before. Immediately after, I get a text from Matt and Ross Duffer saying, ‘Oh, so you know everything?’”
Elaborating just a bit further, Harbour pointed to discussions (as also previously hinted at by the Duffer Brothers) he had years ago about where his character, Jim Hopper, will end up.
“We sort of arced out a thing, like, years ago once the show got a second season,” he said. “The first season was just a thing and then once we got a second season, we got it figured out. Like, what the arc would be of this guy and, like, where it would go and all of this stuff. So that’s what I’m working with. And so, theoretically, I know what the end of the show is but they, you know, like to mess with me and say maybe I don’t. … I’m not so sure.”
From there, Harbour and Kimmel’s discussion turned to the use of a very famous sword in a recent pivotal scene from the series, i.e. one of the three swords originally used in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1982 film Conan the Barbarian.
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