With Thor: Love and thunder roaring in theaters on July 8, 2022, fan speculation is at an all-time high. The anticipated entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe promises many mic release moments, likely accompanied by a groundbreaking soundtrack. So if a Taylor Swift song makes its way into the movie, she remembers: this wasn’t unprecedented.
The story of Taylor Swift and “Thor: Love and Thunder” writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Taylor Swift has an interesting connection with Thor: Love and thunder. Taika Waititi’s film is co-written by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Robinson and Swift have influenced each other’s work for years, starting with Swift’s album 1989.
Robinson expressed (via Instagram) that she listened to the album as she was going through a breakup in 2014. The result? Her musical film, Someone great. Following its release on Netflix in 2019, Swift appeared on Ellen De Generes’ showwhere he cited the film as “fantastic”.
Apparently, this was an Easter egg for her next album, Lover. The record contains the track “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, which Swift explained during the NPR Tiny Desk Concert she was inspired by – you guessed it – Someone great. And so, everything is back to square one.
But to keep the pattern, Swift and Robinson have to work together. What better place than Thor: Love and thunder?
Swift’s “1989” delivers the perfect synth-pop vibes for the Marvel movie
When Waititi took over the Marvel franchise with Thor: Ragnarokbrought a sensitivity similar to that of James Gunn and del Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The bright color palette and punchy script was accompanied by a dazzling electronic soundtrack, heavily influenced by 70s and 80s synth-rock.
After the positive reception a RagnarokDisney gave Waititi the reins for another entry into the Thor canon. And knowing that the studio is looking for something similar this time around, it only makes sense that it sticks to the elements that made the first one great. Enter the synth-pop of the late 80s.
Swift released 1989her first official pop album celebrating the year she was born, in 2014. Now she plans to release a re-recorded version of the Grammy-winning album as part of her battle to regain control of her master recordings .
The singer teased 1989 (customized version) for more than a year. Swift even released “This Love (Taylor’s Version” along with the Amazon Prime Video series The summer I got pretty. So the fans know that the more they will follow suit.
Fans have already theorized about a Taylor Swift-Marvel mash-up
While Swift will likely not follow Miley Cyrus’ lead and actually appear in an MCU movie, there is enough crossover between the two fandoms to make a contribution to the soundtrack possible. Even if it’s just a pipe dream, fans have theorized a connection in the past.
Before her release Lover single, “Me!”, Swift teased a date: April 26, 2019. She even shared a countdown. Oddly enough, this was also the release date of Avengers: End of the game. Unfortunately, the similarities stopped there.
Soon after, Entertainment Weekly released a cover story focusing on Swift and the album. In it, writer Alex Suskind commented on ever-increasing fan speculation. “They may sound ridiculous conspiracy theories – for the record, they were mostly correct – but they fit tightly into Taylor Swift’s musical universe (it’s like the Marvel Cinematic Universe but with more guitars and fewer Stan Lee cameos),” he written. Clearly, Taylor Swift’s songs and Marvel movies have more in common than meets the eye.
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