Cinematic Universes are all the rage as many are still chasing after what Marvel Studios has seemingly accomplished. While that franchise still moving forward with more diverse projects that offer something new, many others still trying to get theirs going. Yet, there are some surprising new additions to the “cinematic universe” catch-up such as Netflix trying to build one based on the Power Rangers, which is fitting given the legacy series’ way of building multiple teams throughout the years. Yet, it seems they also have plans or one more franchise, Stranger Things.
Stranger Things veteran Shawn Levy, who is currently also set to direct the third Deadpool movie, teased the future plans for the popular Netflix series and seemingly confirmed they are building a “STCU” and he’s currently taking a few cues from his work with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Yes, we are building out the STCU, and now that I’m spending time with [chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment] Kevin Feige, I’m learning a lot about how to manage a universe. So I’m taking those skills and applying them to the STCU.Shawn Levy
Some might have concerns regarding a “Cinematic Universe” approach to the series but we’ve heard in the past that the Duffer Brothers are already working on spinoff projects. So, they may simply be looking into ways to use the Upside Down as a basis for various horror franchises. They also are likely simply using the name with the various future entries that simply take place in the same world as Stranger Things but