SinceSeason 4, Vol. 2 of Stranger Things premiered, it has given fans time to think about what will happen in the show’s fifth and final season. It is a top-rated show worldwide, so it might be hard to make an ending that lives up to viewers’ expectations. And, at this level, it’s hard not to think about other shows and the possible crossovers they can have with the Netflix Original.
Stranger Things and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are great examples. There are a lot of fans of each of these supernatural franchises. Crossovers are the only way to make their fans happy, after all. But sometimes, some crossovers might end up as disasters. Let’s show you what we are talking about.
A Stranger Things, Heartstopper, and Bridgerton crossover no one asked for
Do you all remember Stranger Things season 4’s most beloved and unforgettable character, Eddie Munson? Even though he appeared in just one season, this character gained immense popularity. His glorified death, where he dies singing “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, gave everybody chills. Although his first introduction painted a picture of an intolerable bully, Eddie turned out to be a true friend by the end. He amassed adoration worldwide and is someone everybody’s been talking about months after the season’s conclusion.
While we are still healing after the heartwrenching death of Eddie, Netflix UK & Ireland took to their official Twitter account to rub some salt on the wounds. It obviously includes Eddie and the two most unexpected characters from Netflix. If you think that, like Marvel, these crossovers must be from some hot-shot sci-fi, you are wrong.
The Eddification of Netflix heartthrobs. pic.twitter.com/uRZJduJSJS
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 6, 2022
These are from Netflix’s two immensely popular shows but of totally different genres: Bridgerton and Heartstopper. One is a romance drama from the Regency era in England, and the other is a coming-of-age rom-com teen drama. Both of these shows are British and are equally loved by the fans. Two popular characters’ faces from these shows were morphed with Eddie’s iconic hairstyle. These characters are Joe Locke from Heartsopper in the first picture and Lord Anthony from Bridgerton in the second. Netflix might have found it interesting, but fans have discarded this crossover.
The crossover ends up being a disaster
Fans didn’t take this attempt at humor by Netflix UK & Ireland too kindly. They were as quick to cancel the crossover as the streamer is with its shows.
Yes he saw it pic.twitter.com/Y6Zw1o40Mo
— 𝑪𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒚 🇩🇴🍂 𝑱𝒐𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒕 (@multyfandom29) August 6, 2022
you still have time to delete this ❤ pic.twitter.com/rmXw7oSKXO
— april (@janefevrier) August 6, 2022
— Kayla Hom (@mohalyak) August 6, 2022
Oh no it doesn’t suit them. They can’t pull it off like Joseph Quinn.
— jfletch207 (@jfletch207) August 6, 2022
This is horrifying y’all
— joe’s (@jsasaranghanda) August 6, 2022
u better be joking right? this is embarrassing, especially for Joe 😭
— Spring Conn (@charlie_conn28) August 7, 2022
— Emmie (@landofemmie) August 6, 2022
— kyland 🪱 (@LISTERBlRD) August 6, 2022
these actually look terrifying
— mari🌻 (@definiteIymari) August 6, 2022
Clearly, fans are dissatisfied with this crossover. Let’s hope Netflix comes up with something spectacular to cheer them up. Better yet, bring Eddie back. What do you think can make fans feel better after this unexpected crossover?