Tom Hanks Wants To Play A Superhero "I Want To Play The Flash Or Something Like That"

Tom Hanks Wants To Play A Superhero "I Want To Play The Flash Or Something Like That"

Tom Hanks wants to play a superhero but says he never gets offered any of those types of roles. "Let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. I'll do anything, call me." The Academy Award winner also name-drops the Flash as a dream role.

Tom Hanks wants to play the Flash


"No, [it's not a choice], they don't ask me and I keep trying...Come on, I can do it [laughs]. 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."
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Filed Under "The Flash" 10/16/2013 Source: Showbiz 411
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plasticman - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
Tom would be brilliant as a villian. One of those villians that you wouldn't expect.


Or he could play Plastic Man in a movie. I wouldn't have a problem with that.
DrRockit13 - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
The original flash Maybe and first!!
Angelus - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
Tom Hanks is a brilliant actor and I think there probably is a role for him out there.
lapress - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
Is he joking?
DrRockit13 - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
damnit
thalidomide - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
LEX LUTHOR!
SonOfStarKiller - 10/16/2013, 8:02 AM
Dr Hugo Stange! I'd love to see that!
plasticman - 10/16/2013, 8:03 AM
Whaaaaat!? I got the glorious honor of arriving at this story first. A milestone has been achieved in my life.
Oliver2ueen - 10/16/2013, 8:03 AM
Must be a slow news day...
OrgasmicPotatoe - 10/16/2013, 8:03 AM
Honestly, I'd love him as a villain. I think he could stand up to Hiddelston's Loki.
TheAbomination - 10/16/2013, 8:04 AM
How about no.
CaptShipwreck - 10/16/2013, 8:04 AM
There is your mature Hal Jordan....

Great guy
Passion for a role
Win win

Dinotron - 10/16/2013, 8:05 AM
Tom hanks for doctor strange!!!
Chiyonosake - 10/16/2013, 8:06 AM
Yes Yes Yes
UltimateCapt - 10/16/2013, 8:06 AM
Dr. Strange
jlabatman - 10/16/2013, 8:07 AM
Maybe Jay Garrick!
CaptShipwreck - 10/16/2013, 8:07 AM
Yes older Hal Jordan
beeaey - 10/16/2013, 8:07 AM
Tom Hanks for Alfred Pennyworth lol.

well i dunno. his best work was when he acts alone.
UltimaRex - 10/16/2013, 8:07 AM
If he could survive Gym Jones, Martian Manhunter.

If not, Lex Luthor.
TheWitness - 10/16/2013, 8:07 AM
Guy wants to play Flash... let him play Jay Garrick... I guess that's the best fit and Tom wins and we win
Demongod20 - 10/16/2013, 8:08 AM
He can hit the Gym and play Kingdom Come Superman

WeaponX93 - 10/16/2013, 8:08 AM
Him or Robin Williams for Dr. Hugo Strange
TheRedSkull - 10/16/2013, 8:09 AM
I think he should definitely have a place in a Superhero movie and he could potentially play a Superhero/Villain. I just don't know what right now...
MercSoul - 10/16/2013, 8:09 AM
Old Flash so we can scream "RUN TOM, RUN!
CapitanAmerika2 - 10/16/2013, 8:10 AM
Since he played the main character in Saving Private Ryan he could be Captain America.
TheDude - 10/16/2013, 8:11 AM
@Gusto
Line of the day!
SKOne - 10/16/2013, 8:11 AM
Tom Hanks is a great guy and a fantastic actor, I absolutely think he deserves to play a hero despite his age, all it would take is the right changes to a superhero timeline.
Xandera - 10/16/2013, 8:13 AM
Riddler
MarkJulian - 10/16/2013, 8:13 AM
Jay Garrick
jlabatman - 10/16/2013, 8:14 AM
76cidgrad - 10/16/2013, 8:15 AM
Forbush Man...
nighteagle - 10/16/2013, 8:15 AM
Hugo Strange... make it happen..
plasticman - 10/16/2013, 8:15 AM
I know its not a superhero role, but what about playing an old smuggling friend of Han Solo in the next Star Wars movie?

He could the original Human Torch. That is a superhero role where you are essentially isolated in your view of the world. And it would need some serious acting skills to pull off that whole lonely android in a human world emotions. Set it up as a period piece like the first Capt America movie. A Road to Peredition feel to it.

Or he could be the Martian Manhunter. I know idealistically the majority think that is a minority role but when he takes human form he chooses to be a white guy.
Danbojohnj - 10/16/2013, 8:15 AM
Dr Strange.
lntrn8 - 10/16/2013, 8:16 AM
@MarkJulian
my thoughts exactly!

whoa123 - 10/16/2013, 8:16 AM
He needs to be Hugo Strange, that'd be perfect.
HecticHector - 10/16/2013, 8:17 AM
Tom Hanks as the Flash... It's my dream come true!
(20 years ago, I mean)
MisterPL - 10/16/2013, 8:18 AM
The Flash? Hanks really like to run, I guess. Let him play Jay.

As for a Batman villain, how about Clayface?

OcciferPing - 10/16/2013, 8:18 AM
Tom is amazing in everything he does. I'd watch anything with him in it. I'm surprised they haven't called him yet.
MitchConner - 10/16/2013, 8:18 AM
Antman, he'd be great opposite RDj
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