British singer Kate Bush’s music almost became part of the MCU.
Christian Bale playing Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder told Total Film director Taika Waititi had planned a dance scene inspired by Bush’s music, but it was scrapped.
“Taika and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we weren’t allowed to do, but we had all this Kate Bush stuff that we were working on,” Bale said. He continues: “I think he just realized he was never going to be allowed to include that in the final film. I’d say the most common thing I’ve been staring at is [while preparing for the role] was the Aphex Twin video from ‘Come to Daddy’. But I don’t even know if that will be in the final movie.”
Her song “Running Up That Hill”, from her “Hounds of Love” album, saw a revival after it appeared in the fourth season of Netflix’s Weird stuffand topped the UK charts.
On her personal blog, Bush thanked Weird stuff show runners Matt and Ross Duffer for using the song and reviving it under Gen Z.
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their bravery – they have taken this new series on a much more mature and darker track. I want to say a big thank you to them for bringing the song into the lives of so many people,” said the singer. “By putting Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters played by actress Sadie Sink) – the song is brought into the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”