Stranger Things fans claim they have discovered a clue about the identity of 'The American' as Russian translation sheds light on Jim Hopper's fate

Hopper's fate was left unclear after Stranger Things' dramatic season three finale. 

And since the show was released on Netflix in July fans have been poring over the episodes to try and figure out whether David Harbour's character will return.

On Monday, Russian fans claimed they've discovered a clue about the identity of 'The American' that was spoken of in the final scene of the season.

Could it be? Stranger Things fans claimed on Monday that they have discovered a clue about the identity of 'The American' as Russian translation sheds light on Jim Hopper's fate

Could it be? Stranger Things fans claimed on Monday that they have discovered a clue about the identity of 'The American' as Russian translation sheds light on Jim Hopper's fate

According to the Reddit users, the Russian soldiers who spoke of their prisoner used the male version of the term 'American' when they whispered.

This could mean that Hopper has actually been taken captive following the dramatic end of the season that saw him disappear. 

The police chief had broken into a secret Russian base to close the gate to the Upside Down alongside Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), and is unable to leave the room where the portal is based.

Despite his potential demise, the police chief encourages Joyce to go through with their plan to activate the gate machine shutdown, and when she looks back into the room Hopper has disappeared.

Potential clue: According to Reddit users, the Russian soldiers used the male version of the term 'American' when they whispered about their prisoner, which could refer to Hopper

Potential clue: According to Reddit users, the Russian soldiers used the male version of the term 'American' when they whispered about their prisoner, which could refer to Hopper

This comes after David called the Duffer Brothers in the middle of an interview to demand answers about his character's 'death' in season three. 

Speaking on Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month, the actor said: 'Well, here’s the thing. I always knew that Hopper had to make a sacrifice.

'Like, he’s a jerk, and he also needs to pay for that in some way… so I thought he’d make the sacrifice.'

The star then began to worry about his future on the show, telling the host 'I haven’t gotten many phone calls', before making the decision to call Matt and Ross Duffer live on air.

Determined to get some answers about his fate, he asked: “Am I dead? Is Hopper dead?’

To which the TV producer Ross responded: 'I mean, we’re still figuring it out, David.'

The show has been renewed for season four, but no release date has been set. 

Will he return? This comes after David called the Duffer Brothers in the middle of an interview to demand answers about his character's 'death' in season three

Will he return? This comes after David called the Duffer Brothers in the middle of an interview to demand answers about his character's 'death' in season three

Stranger Things fans claim they have discovered a clue about the identity of 'The American'

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