Anyone who follows Jack Black’s acting or musical career knows that the professional funnyman never jokes around when it comes to his love for rock music, especially that of Led Zeppelin. He famously used the entire cast and crew of his 2003 film, School of Rock, in hopes of convincing the famous classic rock band to license their music for use in the movie, a move that the group rarely makes. Marvel fans will point out that the band’s “Immigrant Song” was used throughout the promotional campaign for the recent blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok, and apparently Black isn’t too happy about it.
As Billboard reports, Black took to his Instagram over the weekend to share his joking displeasure in Thor and its main star Chris Hemsworth for using “his” song in the new hit comic book film.
“I’m calling you out Thor!” Black proclaims in the hilarious Instagram post below. “This is a challenge! I challenge you to a battle, a battle of the jams!”
Hemsworth's timely response pretty much reflects everyone else’s in regards to Black’s mysterious challenge and claims of classic rock thievery. In his own video response to Black on social media (also seen below) Hemsworth admitted that he and the Thor team did indeed use the song, but is a bit confused as to what a “battle of the jams” really means.
"We stole 'Immigrant Song' from you. But guess what? You stole it, too,” Hemsworth can be seen saying in the Instagram response. “And as Oscar Wilde once said, 'Talent borrows and genius steals.' So, we're both guilty of the same crime."
Knowing Black and his serious love and respect for rock music, don’t be surprised to see the two actors hammer it out in the near future with a competition of some kind. If the two really do engage in their own battle of the jams/bands, let’s hope that it at least takes place during the Super Bowl.