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Friday 22 August 2014

Tom Hanks wants superhero part

Tom Hanks wants a superhero film role

Tom Hanks has revealed he is desperate to play a superhero on the big screen.

The Captain Phillips star said he would even be happy to play a baddie in a comic book movie, but admitted he is never offered those sorts of roles.

He told The Showbiz 411: "They don't ask me, man. I keep trying to. Come on. I can do it, I can do it."

The Oscar-winner went on: "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?"

Tom, 57, confessed he wouldn't be content with just any role in a superhero film - he wants to be one of the comic book characters.

"I don't want to play the guy in the suit who tells the superheroes what's going on," he said. "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."

"God, I want to throw a shield at somebody, you know? I want that," he added.

Tom is busy promoting new film Captain Phillips, which is about the real-life 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somalian pirates.

He is currently in Japan, where the movie opened the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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