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Did Stranger Things Success Force Marvel Studios To Push Kate Bush Out of MCU?

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Since Stranger Things season 4 came out on Netflix, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” has been making rounds on the Internet as everybody fell in love with the rendition of the song in the fourth episode of the series “Dear Billy”. But an interesting fact came out when it was revealed that Marvel also had plans with the works of the singer but they dropped their plan as soon as the Stranger things version of Kate Bush rose to prominence.

Stranger Things is the reason why Marvel couldn't use Kate Bush in Thor 4
British musician Kate Bush

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Marvel’s Plan regarding Kate Bush:

Thor: Love and Thunder was about to use a Kate Bush classic
Thor love and Thunder was about to have another Kate Bush Classic

Ever since the fans have heard the 1985 hit in Stranger Things 4 as Max Mayfield’s favorite song, the singer immediately became a topic of discussion. While the old fans were surprised, many new people found themselves as fans.

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Recently during an interview Taika Waititi spoke about his plans of using a Kate Bush Classic in Thor: Love and Thunder. He spoke:

“You mean how they ruined Kate Bush? I love that show, but as someone who feels a real ownership of Kate Bush music… I’m really annoyed! I’ve become one of those old arseholes who’s like: ‘These kids never listened to Kate Bush, they’ve heard one song on a TV show! They don’t know Kate Bush! I know Kate Bush!’”

Earlier in an interview the actor who plays the antagonist Gorr, the God Butcher in the movie Christian Bale also revealed that there was about to be a Kate Bush dance scene in the movie:

“Before Stranger Things! Yeah, there were a bunch of Kate Bush songs I wanted to have in there. We were gonna have ‘This Woman’s Work,’ which was gonna be great for [a scene with] Natalie Portman’s character. There was actually gonna be a lot of ABBA in the film as well…”

Directed by Taika Waititi, and produced by Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder didn’t receive quite a warm welcome from the audience because of several issues. It can be predicted that Marvel didn’t want more comparisons to rise between their rendition and the Stranger Things one as a result of which they dropped their plan.

Related: ‘I’m really annoyed’: Taika Waititi Believes Stranger Things Ruined Kate Bush, Wanted to Use Her Songs in Thor 4 For Natalie Portman

What is Thor: Love and Thunder about?

Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Love and Thunder
Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder follow the character played by Chris Hemsworth on a journey to defeat Gorr, the God butcher who is on a killing spree killing every god in every universe. On this journey, Thor also takes the help of Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor, Valkyrie, and Korg.

Just like the previous Thor: Ragnarok by Taika Waititi, this installment also includes several musical pieces which contribute to the crazy and uniqueness of Taika Waititi’s direction style in the movie.

Thor: Love and Thunder is running in theaters near you while Stranger Things 4 is streaming on Netflix. 

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.