British singer Kate Bush‘s music almost became part of the MCU.
Christian Bale, who plays Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, told Total Film that director Taika Waititi was planning a dance scene inspired by Bush’s music, but that was scrapped.
“Taika and I wanted to do a full dance, which we couldn’t do, but we had all this Kate Bush stuff to work on,” Bale said. He continues, “I think he just realized that he never got to put that in the final film. I’d say the one thing I stared at the most [while preparing for the role] was the Aphex Twin video of Come to Daddy. But I don’t even know if that will be in the finished film.”
Her song “Running Up That Hill” from her album Hounds of Love enjoyed a resurgence after being featured in Netflix’s Stranger Things season 4 and topped the UK Singles Chart.
On her personal blog, Bush thanked Stranger Things showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer for using the song and bringing it new life to Gen Z.
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage in taking this new series to a much more mature and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into the lives of so many people,” the singer said. “By portraying Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the female leads, played by actress Sadie Sink) – the song was placed in the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love surround her and her friends.”
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