Tom Hanks Wants to Play The Flash, Or at Least ‘Throw a Shield at Somebody’ (Video)

The “Captain Phillips” star says he’s never been asked to play a superhero, much to his displeasure

Tom Hanks has accomplished more than most actors on the planet, but one thing he hasn’t done (yet) is play a superhero.

The man behind Captain Phillips wants in. There’s just one problem, no one has asked the two-time Academy Award winner.

“They don’t ask me, man,” he told The Showbiz 411. “I keep trying to. Come on. I can do it.”

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He continued with options, “Even let me play a bad guy. Let me play the bad guy against Batman. I’ll do anything. Come on, call me. They’ve never asked. What do I gotta do?”

At 57-years-old, the young-at-heart Hanks is still hanging on to the popular boyhood fantasy: “God, I want to throw a shield at somebody, you know?” Hanks said. “I want that.”

And don’t try to stick him in some Clark Gregg-ish role: Hanks wants the colorful spandex, though he knows his time has passed.

“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. I don’t want to say, ‘Well you know, Batman, Captain America, Ironman — 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 and they’ll never give me a chance.”

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