David Harbour, who became famous all around the world for portraying the character of police chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things, makes his invasion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Widow. He says the character of Red Guardian in the film, Soviet Union’s equal of Captain America, a Super Soldier and father-figure to Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh’s Yelena.
Interestingly, Hopper, in the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things, has turned out in Russia after the events of last season’s finale. It was not long that we saw him as an honorary Russian resident.
While talking to Indianexpress.com, Harbour conveyed his feelings. He said, “It’s just a horrible coincidence that I’ve had to pay for… for a year there’s been internet trolling about how Hopper wound up in Russia and then found some super-suit and became the Red Guardian. It’s just a very funny coincidence.”
He also said how he did his best to guarantee that he portrayed both characters perfectly even the slight point starting from the appearances. “The funny thing is we tried to make them very different as a result of that. Alexie has long hair and beard and in Stranger Things [Season 4], I wound up shaving all of this (points at his hair) and having a totally different look. But yeah, it’s a weird, weird coincidence,” he said.
Black Widow will come out in India on September 3 on Disney Plus Hotstar.