‘Stranger Things’ Star Matthew Modine Celebrating Batman Day While Screening His Short Film ‘I Am What You Imagine’
Matthew Modine has been making his way through the entertainment world since the 1980s. But the actor found himself in a new level of prominence in the 2010s. He became an internet sensation overnight, taking the role of complicated and devious Dr. Brenner in Stranger Things. The American star embodied the character so magnificently that now people cannot imagine the evil scientist without him. Sadly, fans said goodbye to him in the penultimate season when he was shot brutally while saving Eleven.
Although the audience never got to know what happened to Papa, the future of the portrayer is certainly bright. The latest endeavor of the 64-year-old tells the man has much bigger things coming for his fans.
Adam Nelson, Workhouse PR’s founder, recently took to his Twitter (now X) account to share some pictures. The first showed Matthew Modine posing in front of the Secret Stash while, in the second, the Stranger Things star held Batman comics in his hand. Nelson revealed in the caption that they coincidentally went to the store on Batman Day. So it turned out to be a double celebration for them because Modine’s short film I Am What You Imagine screened on the same day at the ISFF.
For the unversed, the California native wrote and directed this short film. The Hollywood Times has praised the acclaimed actor and filmmaker for creating such a fine work of art. “It is an immersive experience that takes viewers on a profound journey of the heart and mind,” read the review. In fact, the movie has earned selection for the Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts for its amazing depiction.
Fans saw the character of Matthew Modine getting killed during the last moments of season 4. However, the actor does not seem ready to say goodbye to his beloved show. In his interview with Radio Times on the red carpet of the BAFTA Film Awards in February, the actor was asked if Martin Brenner died. In his response, the Birdy star said he does not know but he would love to be a part of the final season, even in a callback.
“I hope that there’s some way to resuscitate Dr. Brenner and put him in season 5,” he added. This comment from the actor hinted at the possibility that the character might not have succumbed to his wounds. Considering the scientist has survived in the most deadly phases of this storyline, who knows? He might show up again.