Thor: Love and Thunder Producer Opens Up on the Movie’s Music and The Influence of Guns N’ Roses
The Thor: Love and Thunder post credits scene has leaked just before release later this week.
Most metal MCU movie ever?
Thor: Love and Thunder is almost here and fans across the world are eagerly waiting for the “Space Viking’s” next big adventure. This
time, he takes on a God-slaying villain, Gorr the God Butcher, while trying to find his place in the universe.
While the movie itself has the trademark Taika Waititi flair to it with great comedy and flashy colours, its music is equally great. However,
this time around, there is a big influence of the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses on the music of the movie.
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According to a report, around 4 different songs by the band are in the movie, along with the popular ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ track used
extensively in the trailers and the teasers. Basically, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ is to Love and Thunder what the ‘Immigrant Song’ was to
Ragnarok. Clearly, there was something that happened behind the scenes that led to this decision of letting the iconic rock band’s music
have such a big influence on the movie. Thankfully, Love and Thunder producer Brad Winderbaum and music composer Michael Giacchino
offered us their thoughts on the same.
Speaking about the music of the movie in a quote provided to IGN India, Winderbaum said, “Thor: Love and Thunder simply rocks. If
Ragnarok was a 1980s synth-pop album, ‘Love and Thunder’ is a metal album. He also mentioned “We knew we wanted a title that would
evoke a 1980s rock ‘n’ roll feeling. And ‘Love and Thunder’ just seemed to do that.”
Additionally, music composer Giacchino also mentioned “The first piece of music I wrote was the ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ suite, which
appears on the soundtrack as ‘Mama’s Gotta Brand New Hammer. It’s basically one part heavy metal, one part electronic, two parts British
brass band and a dash of Hollywood strings for garnish.”
Furthermore, he also added “There’s a point where the track suddenly transitions from orchestral to rock, and when I played it for the first
time for [director] Taika [Waititi], he abruptly stood up and began playing air guitar. It was really important that this score was able to
emphasize the emotional moments as well as the fun ones – and after Taika’s spontaneous reaction, I thought that this mixing of musical
flavours just might work.”
Now that we know this, we can expect the movie to be a fun, heavy-metal ride whereguns N’ Roses meets Taika’s creativity.
Thor: Love and Thunder releases across theatres in India on 7th July, a day prior to the movie’s global release. As a surprise
offering, the movie will also be running DAY & NIGHT at select theatres for 96 hours straight for 4 days continuously starting
from 7th July at 12:15 AM till 23:59 on 10th July!