BATMAN Villain Or THE FLASH: Tom Hanks Just Wants A Superhero Role


HanksFlashA lot of names get thrown into the superhero ring. Most fan fictions get pretty repetitive with their castings of big names stars. One name that surprisingly doesn’t pop up very often is Tom Hanks.

Hanks has been out promoting his new film Captain Phillips where he touched on the superhero roles. It seems as if he is up for anything, but doesn’t want the Nick Fury/Commissioner Gordon type role. Throwing his name in for either a Batman villain or The Flash, Hanks had this to say to Shobizz411 about the prospects of being in a comic book movie:

“They don’t ask me and I keep trying … Come on, I can do it. Let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. I’ll do anything, call me. They’ve never asked. What do I have to do? God, I want to throw a shield at somebody. I want that. And I don’t want to play the guy in the suit who tells the superheroes what’s going on, I don’t want to be that guy. ‘Well, you know Batman … Captain America, Iron Man, here’s what we’ve discovered’, I don’t want to be that guy. I want to get in there, I want to play The Flash or something like that. They’ll never give me a chance.”

I for one could for sure see him being Jay Garrick. Now would the studio like to go this way and introduce The Golden Age Flash? Probably not, but it’s nice to know there is a quality actor out there that wouldn’t mind hoping on board for the role.

One the Batman villain side of things, I am more apt to see him shaving his head and growing out a beard for Hugo Strange. Strange is more of a mental foe of Batman’s compared to physical which would suit the older Hanks quite well.

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