Tom Hanks Explains Why He’s Never Been in a Marvel Movie

Tom Hanks has shared his thoughts on the Marvel movies, saying he thinks they’re “pretty good.”

Although she has appeared in many Disney projects, the Forrest Gump The actor has never starred in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

asked on Happy sad confused Podcast why “Mr. Disney” didn’t make the step into the superhero realm, Hanks said he was never asked “to my knowledge.”

“Talk about the coin of the kingdom,” he said. “It’s like, holy cow.”

When host Josh Horowitz said that Marvel and Hanks felt like a good match, Hanks said he wanted to “unpack that a bit.”

“Is there an era of film where a very specific type of film dominated the market?” he has asked. “You could say westerns in the 50’s, okay… Take John Ford’s westerns. You might say that this is the John Ford universe of westerns. It might not be all that different from the Marvel Universe of Motion Pictures.”

Hanks imagined he’d been offered the role in a “bodacious” classic Ford Western and explained, “You could do that because maybe that’s where you could end up The Seekers or She wore a yellow ribbon…But then you can look at the same era of westerns in the 1950s, and just a ton of it wasn’t great.

“You don’t want to make fun of a movie because movies are just too hard to make. I think the best that can be said is that it’s pretty good, although it didn’t quite work.”

Hanks continued, “I think the bigger question here might be how many screens are left because I think there are a lot of movies that don’t need to be shown on cinema screens.

Actor says he thought the Marvel movies he’d seen were ‘pretty good’

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“What’s it about? What’s going on? What are they investigating on screen and is it worth it? We’ve all seen a lot, what is it, the Marvel Universe of Motion Pictures?”

After being told the films were part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hanks said, “Woah, the MCU. All right… Look, I haven’t seen them all, I’ll give you that in a minute. The ones I’ve seen, I can’t get away from it without thinking, there are some great artists in there and these people really gave it their all.

“Then it’s after that, did you research the subject I wanted to see? I can tell you all of them are pretty good. They’re all pretty good.”

The quality of Marvel movies has been the subject of much debate in recent years after Martin Scorsese enraged fans by saying the comic book adaptations were “not cinema” and comparing them to theme park rides. Tom Hanks Explains Why He’s Never Been in a Marvel Movie


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