Two comics characters Tom Hanks wants to play (and one he doesn't)

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Oct 19, 2013, 5:56 AM EDT (Updated)

You know who never gets to be in comic-book movies? Tom Hanks, You know who should really be in comic-book movies? Tom Hanks. 

Still struggling with that "life is like a box of chocolates" metaphor? Ask Tom Hanks. Looking to play a piano with your feet and need a partner? Hanks. Has your nation lost its credibility and you need to borrow some elsewhere? You know it's got to be Hanks.

Yes, indeed. Whether Houston's having a problem or living toys are on a zany adventure, you can bet Tom Hanks will be there. But you know where we never see him?

Superhero movies.

And don't think Tom Hanks hasn't noticed. He notices everything. Seriously, eyes like a hawk on that guy.

Not only is he aware of the Hanks-less nature of comic book adaptations, Tom's officially given the word -- the man wants in.

They don’t ask me, man. I keep trying. Come on, I can do it. I can do it. Even let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. I’ll do anything, call me.

Anything, Tom? Anything? Be honest.

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.

Tom Hanks as the Flash could be the weirdest stunt casting of all time, but we're not sure we'd call that a good thing. Maybe better to stick with the arch-nemesis route instead. Tom Hanks as a supervillain? Now, that we would pay good money to see. Make it happen, DC.

(via Uproxx)

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