David Harbour says that he will be filming Thunderbolts and the forthcoming Stranger Things season simultaneously. Harbour has been acting for a while, but his depiction of Jim Hopper in the 2016 Netflix series Stranger Things catapulted him to international fame.
Now that time, Hopper has evolved into a key character in the Stranger Things saga, Harbour has since joined the cast as a regular. Harbour debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021 as the Red Guardian in Black Widow. It was then reported that Harbour will return for the Thunderbolts movie, which is currently in development and is scheduled for release in July 2024.
According to an interview Harbour just gave to Collider about his Christmas action picture Violent Night, he’ll be filming both Stranger Things and Thunderbolts at the same time in 2023. In order for Harbour to be completely active in both projects, he continues, both productions will have to “share” him and there will be some type of schedule between the two. Read Harbour’s complete response below:
“It’s going to have to be a back-and-forth with me. They’re going to have to sort of share me. And so it is kind of like, I don’t know exactly how they’re working it, but it’s a week on, week off, two weeks on, two weeks off, something like that where I would go back and forth. They both are being shot in Atlanta. That may have also been structured in a certain way, but yes, it is helpful. So I can just literally shoot a scene in Stranger Things and get in my car and run over to the Marvel scene to shoot a scene there, maybe.”