‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Cut Kate Bush Music Scene, Says Christian Bale

Kate Bush’s music is rightly having its moment. Her song, Running Up That Hill, was featured on the final season of Stranger Things and quickly rose on the charts, reaching No. 1 on iTunes at one point.

It now appears that, according to Christian Bale, her music would also appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There were plans for a dance scene in Thor: Love and Thunder, in which Bale plays the villain, to Bush’s music. But the scene never came to fruition.

“Taika [Waititi] 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 told Total Film (via Deadline).

“I think he just realized he should never put that in the final movie. I’d say the most common thing I was staring at [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.”

Waititi is directing Thor: Love and Thunder, his second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok. Natalie Portman also returns to reprise her role as Jane Foster, although this time she’s a completely different person, transforming into Mighty Thor. Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie and Bale plays Gorr the God Butcher.

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters July 8.

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