Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has confirmed that a scene involving Kate Bush‘s music was scrapped from the film.
Actor Christian Bale, who plays the villain Gorr the God Butcher in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, previously told Total Film that Waititi had an idea for a Bush-soundtracked dance scene in the movie. Speaking to NME, Waititi shared more about what he had envisioned with using the “Running Up That Hill” artist’s music.
“There were a bunch of Kate Bush songs I wanted to have in there,” Waititi explained. “We were gonna have ‘This Woman’s Work,’ which was gonna be great for [a scene with] Natalie Portman‘s character.”
Waititi added that he had the idea before the fourth season Stranger Things made “Running Up That Hill” a phenomenon, or, as the Waititi puts it, “ruined Kate Bush.”
“I love that show, but as someone who feels a real ownership of Kate Bush music … I’m really annoyed!” he laughed. “I’ve become one of those old a***holes who’s, like, ‘These kids never listened to Kate Bush, they’ve heard one song on a TV show! They don’t know Kate Bush! I know Kate Bush!'”
Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters now.
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