Out doing the “Captain Phillips” press rounds, Tom Hanks has vocally begged for a role in a superhero movie – specifically a major costumed villain. The actor tells Showbiz 411 that roles like that just aren’t offered to him, but he’d love it if they were:
“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, come on! 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.”