ate Bush has been in the news a lot lately. First, it’s because her song Running Up That Hill became a huge hit 37 years after its initial release after it was memorably used on Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things.
Now, actor Christian Bale has revealed that her music almost inspired a dance scene in Thor: Love and Thunder – Oh what could have happened.
Speaking to Total Film about the effects of his role as super-supervisor Gorr the God Butcher, Bale said: “There’s clearly a disdain for Nosferatu. Taika and I wanted to do a total dance, which we couldn’t do, but we had all the Kate Bush stuff we worked on. But I think he just realized that he would never be allowed to put that in the final movie. ”
He added that the Aphex Twin is also a big influencer: “I would say that the most popular thing I stare at is the Aphex Twin video of Come To Daddy. But I don’t even know if that will be in the final movie.”
Gorr the God Butcher first appeared in Marvel Comics in 2013 and will make his live-action debut in the upcoming film. In the comics, he possesses a special sword that allows him to fly at extremely high speeds, craft weapons, and create tentacles that can even kill gods.
This role will bring Bale back to the world of superheroes and supervillains for the first time since 2012. The actor is arguably best known for playing Batman in the DC Comics Batman blockbuster films. Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth major Thor film since Thor came out in 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god.
However, the character has also appeared in dozens of other Marvel Studios franchises, including 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016’s Doctor Strange, and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
This month, Bush saw her 1985 track skyrocket to the top of the music charts after becoming the plot motif of protagonist Max Mayfield in season four of Stranger Things.
Running Up That Hill is currently at number one in the UK charts and peaked at number four in the US chart last week – the first time Bush has had a top 10 hit in the US. .
In a rare interview on BBC Radio’s Hour 4’s Hour with Emma Barnett today, Bush said the situation was, “it’s been extraordinary … quite shocking, isn’t it? should go crazy.”
She added: “It’s a great series, I think the soundtrack will catch the eye. But I never imagined that it would be like this. ”
Thor: Love and Thunder will open in the UK on July 7.