Kate Bush’s music was almost included into the MCU.
According to Christian Bale, who plays Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, director Taika Waititi intended a dance scene inspired by Kate Bush’s song, but it was scrapped.
“Taika 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. I think he just realized 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 [while preparing for the role] was the Aphex Twin video of ‘Come to Daddy’. But I don’t even know if that will be in the final film.”
Her song Running Up That Hill, from her Hounds of Love album, saw a comeback after appearing in the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and topping the UK charts.
Kate Bush expressed her gratitude to Stranger Things showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer for adopting the song and giving it fresh life among Generation Z.
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage – taking this new series into a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people’s lives. By featuring 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 has been brought into the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”
Even after decades, Kate Bush’s music continues to soar to new heights, and fans adore it.