Thanks to the fourth season of Stranger Things, Kate Bush suddenly became popular again and the current generation has discovered her songs which were huge hits back in the 1980s. However, as it turns out, another franchise was also going to originally feature her song which didn't end up happening.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Christian Bale, who plays Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, revealed that his character was originally going to dance to a Kate Bush song in the film. Unfortunately, they didn't end up doing the scene.
"Taika [Waititi] and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we didn't get to do, but we had all this sort of Kate Bush stuff that we worked at," Bale said. "But I think he just realised he was never going to be allowed to put that in the final film. I would say that the most common thing I was staring at was the Aphex Twin video of 'Come To Daddy'. But I don't even know if that will be in the final film."
This would have been the second time in a short amount of time that a song from Bush is going to feature in a major Hollywood project. It would have been awesome to see Gorr dance to her music (assuming that the execution will be great) and it might have added to the Bush renaissance that we're having at the moment. In the end, it's all about the best creative decision for the film and that might not be the right fit on what they're doing.
As a result of "Running Up That Hill" being heavily featured in the current season of Stranger Things, the song topped the iTunes charts and became trending online. Bush herself also released a statement showing her appreciation on the song's regained popularity thanks to the series.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released in theaters on July 8.