A Kate Bush Dance Number Was Once Planned For Thor: Love and Thunder – IGN
Christian Bale has revealed that he worked on a Kate Bush-inspired dance scene for Thor: Love and Thunder, but it didn’t end up in the movie.
Bale will be making his MCU debut as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, and he recently sat down with Total Film to talk about some of the influences behind his terrifying villain. According to Bale, director Taika Waititi had a vision for his character, and that vision originally included a Kate Bush dance break — but it didn’t make it into the final cut.
“There’s obviously sort of a Nosferatu slight attitude. 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,” Bale said. “But I think he just realised he was never going to be allowed to put that in the final film.”
The inclusion of Kate Bush’s music in the film would have been timely, as her back catalogue has recently skyrocketed in popularity again due to her 1985 song ‘Running Up That Hill’ featuring in a pivotal scene during the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
There was, however, another musical influence that helped Bale to get into the mindset of his character. “I would say that the most common thing I was staring at was the Aphex Twin video of ‘Come To Daddy,'” Bale added. “But I don’t even know if that will be in the final film.”
Waititi previously praised Bale’s portrayal of Gorr the God Butcher in the upcoming Thor movie, claiming he is probably the MCU’s best villain yet. It’s a bold statement considering Gorr is a relatively recent addition to Thor’s rogues gallery, having made his first comic book appearance in 2012’s Thor: God of Thunder #1 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic.
Marvel recently released a teaser trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, which offered us a glimpse at some of the humor that we can expect from the movie even with the threat of vengeance looming in the air. You’ll have the chance to see how it all plays out when the movie hits theaters on July 8, 2022, so be sure to snap up your tickets soon!
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.