Getting the rights to this tune is no easy feat
Even for those who are not fans of the 1970s, Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant song" is immediately recognizable. Start with the drums and guitars that make up the virtual battle, "Ah-ah, ah!" Originally inspired by the Icelandic band, the letter becomes a story of Norwegian mythology and the Viking fantasy, which contains great battles and gods Goddess of Gods. "Wow, come on!" Robert Plant is sorry.
It sounds like a perfect Marvel Thor's successful film, the god of the Nordic Lightning, so Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi, demands their films, but it was not easy to get rights. He took Dave Jordan's musical control for the entire production for Led Zeppelin's approval, Waititi told Business Insider.
Led Zeppelin is, of course, rich in licensing their songs for films and TVs, and "Song of Immigrants" has only reached a few, including the School of Rock. (It also got something to do).
In 2003, the Rock School, Jack Black, recorded a friendly privilege of the live audience, in which he promised Led Zeppelin to give his blessing. Naming them "rock gods" and "all-time best band" he told the musicians that "this is a rock movie". And without this song this film will collapse. It worked and rights were granted.
The Los Angeles Times reported in 2012 that only one of their songs was on the Led Zeppelin license during seven phases. Although filmmakers have become a little easier over the past decade and even have the rights to buy Led Zeppelin's songs, and even the fashion and video characters, the band is still very selective. Bids must be lucrative and require a lot of time and stability.
Waitit's Vision for Thor: Ragnarok contained the "Immigrant Song" from the start, so he was eager to wait. Even before 2015, before the New Zealand director obtained the project, he included an "Immigrant song" in the early Marvel-driven cylinder. At the meeting, President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feighe, loved it right away and said it would be ideal for movies.
However, the rights were not cheap. Waitin was lucky that her parent Marvel Studios, Disney, paid for the bill. "I have the feeling that if you want to get the idea of using Led Zeppelin's music, you have to have the money," he said. "There are no negotiations, they are offered right away ... they are worth the trouble".