In an interview with Recode, Justin Timberlake explained why he wouldn’t be using “Purper Rain” in the film, saying that the song’s “pop-punk vibe” would have been too “silly.”
The Queen’s “Purp” track was included in the movie, but it’s unclear if it will be used in the theatrical release.
Justin told Recode that the film would focus on the story of the British soldier who lost his father during the Second World War, and his subsequent transformation from a “scoundrel” to a “hero” in post-war Britain.
“I think [Purple rain] was really important, and I think it’s important to bring the story to the audience because that’s what this movie is about,” he said.
“You’ve got a very British story, and the people are in the middle of this very tragic story.”
The “Purpose” singer went on to say that he had never been involved with the film before, and that he was unsure of what the filmmakers were planning to use.
“It’s something I haven’t really thought about, and so I’m a bit lost on it,” he added.
The “Desperate Housewives” singer, who previously revealed that he’d been working on a documentary about the making of the film with his wife, had previously hinted that he might use the song in the future.
“This movie is really about a different kind of relationship with the world.
And it’s about the power of words,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in February.
“So it’s something we’ll be working on for the next couple of years.”