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(SlashFilm)   Tom Hanks complains no one ever lets him play a Batman villain or The Flash   (slashfilm.com) divider line 52
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2013-10-16 08:25:48 PM

He'd make a decent Jay Garrick.


...the real one, not that Nu52 shiat.


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2013-10-16 08:29:21 PM
Sorry Tom, superhero movies got cool after you got old.
 
2013-10-16 08:35:44 PM
I don't follow DC much. Is there a fat, old, slow, diabetic Flash?
 
2013-10-16 08:44:18 PM
Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.
 
2013-10-16 09:27:18 PM
Hey, if Giamatti can play Rhino...
 
2013-10-16 10:49:49 PM
He could make a good ventriloquist for scarface.
 
2013-10-17 01:15:38 AM
I could see him as Professor Pyg.
 
2013-10-17 01:20:55 AM

aimtastic: Sorry Tom, superhero movies got cool after you got old.


Because there are no cool, old comic book villains.
 
2013-10-17 01:21:30 AM

ArkAngel: I don't follow DC much. Is there a fat, old, slow, diabetic Flash?


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2013-10-17 01:26:07 AM
I could see him as Penguin.
 
2013-10-17 01:29:44 AM
I'd watch a movie about a 57 year old diabetic superhero. Sounds a lot more interesting than the usual formula.
 
2013-10-17 01:31:49 AM
Didn't he play a super hero in that 1993 movie?  Captain AIDSface?
 
2013-10-17 01:43:05 AM
I sort of chuckled, until I remembered the freakout scene he does at the beginning of Joe vs. The Volcano when he quits his job. Hanks could be the Clock King, maybe.
 
2013-10-17 01:46:29 AM

FirstNationalBastard: He'd make a decent Jay Garrick.
...the real one, not that Nu52 shiat.
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I can see it.
 
2013-10-17 01:48:53 AM
Tom Hanks would be good as Dr. Byron Orpheus.
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2013-10-17 01:50:06 AM

Mugato: Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.


Nah, I liked Nicholson's as well. He had the whack-A-doodle vibe where everything had an edge of danger. Dog farts in the living room? Someone drops a container of Joker Spray, knocking the entire lap out of commission. He's got that switch; is he gonna rollback his head and laugh until someone has a heart attack, or is gonna go full nuts and jam the guys face between to gear wheels in a piece of equipment and test the physical and emotional Breaking point of a person

Ledger had the 'missed connections' thing down pat. You keep wondering how many times in his life could have said that 'right' thing to bring him back from the abyss. Instead, while we don't see spectacular deaths, and second we half expect to see someone handcuffed to a bnedframe and get slowly flayed alive, courtesy of the saline and (minor) morphine drip while eating for the big event. I can see Ledger taking his subject out back and forcing her now to lay on a pretty extensive swingset, nerves open to the air,
maybe a little rusty, a little misaligned in places, and pieces of the seats cracked and sticking straight up. Ledger's joker, unlike Jack's is that he's quiet, a little enough, and a lot angry. After hours of laying with the girl, he lays her down, grabs a bat and proceeds to shatter her joints, toes, ankles, knees pelvic bone, shoulder, collarbone, clavicle... And on and on until she is a still breathing twisted mess with no skin.

Jack's just got crude style, while Ledger's is more 'Zen', for want of a better word.
 
2013-10-17 01:55:10 AM

HotWingAgenda: I sort of chuckled, until I remembered the freakout scene he does at the beginning of Joe vs. The Volcano when he quits his job. Hanks could be the Clock King, maybe.


I just want him to go back to comedy. Those were fun times. He'll if he wants a serious role, I'll give him Forrest Gump. Leave this drama to other folks dude, you can rock the comedy charm.

It's like Eddie Murphy only making family flix now, it's sad. Go back to being who you were and just whip out a family movie occasionally.

At least give me another Bowfinger...

Tom Hanks could give me another Bachelor Party...
 
2013-10-17 02:08:17 AM
I think Tom would be great as Poison Ivy. If anyone can pull it off it's Hanks.
 
2013-10-17 02:13:52 AM

Mikey1969: Mugato: Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.

Nah, I liked Nicholson's as well. He had the whack-A-doodle vibe where everything had an edge of danger. Dog farts in the living room? Someone drops a container of Joker Spray, knocking the entire lap out of commission. He's got that switch; is he gonna rollback his head and laugh until someone has a heart attack, or is gonna go full nuts and jam the guys face between to gear wheels in a piece of equipment and test the physical and emotional Breaking point of a person

Ledger had the 'missed connections' thing down pat. You keep wondering how many times in his life could have said that 'right' thing to bring him back from the abyss. Instead, while we don't see spectacular deaths, and second we half expect to see someone handcuffed to a bnedframe and get slowly flayed alive, courtesy of the saline and (minor) morphine drip while eating for the big event. I can see Ledger taking his subject out back and forcing her now to lay on a pretty extensive swingset, nerves open to the air,
maybe a little rusty, a little misaligned in places, and pieces of the seats cracked and sticking straight up. Ledger's joker, unlike Jack's is that he's quiet, a little enough, and a lot angry. After hours of laying with the girl, he lays her down, grabs a bat and proceeds to shatter her joints, toes, ankles, knees pelvic bone, shoulder, collarbone, clavicle... And on and on until she is a still breathing twisted mess with no skin.

Jack's just got crude style, while Ledger's is more 'Zen', for want of a better word.


Mark Hamill did a better Joker with just his voice than Jack Nicholson did with his whole body.

But yes, Hanks could do a decent job as any of a number of older villains or supporting characters for heroes or even "elder statesman" heroes such as Jay Garrick or Alan Scott. He could probably pull off an acceptable Wildcat.

Or, if he went the Mark Hamill route, he could voice pretty much any hero acceptably. Let's face it: Hamill was The Joker for a lot longer in both years and spoken lines than he ever was Luke Skywalker. He was also quite good as Firelord Ozai.
 
2013-10-17 02:14:07 AM
I could see him as Sinestro, during the formation of the Yellow Ring
 
2013-10-17 02:18:33 AM

lokis_mentor: I could see him as Sinestro, during the formation of the Yellow Ring


RDJ could be smug asshole Sinestro, as in any time Sinestro is around... if he weren't already Iron Man.
 
2013-10-17 02:18:38 AM
He could play the Joker and have a meet cute with Meg Ryan as Harley Quinn.

Sleepless in Arkham
You've Got Thorazine
Joker vs The Volcano (the titular Volcano would basically be a Gotham City version of Mr. Furious).
 
2013-10-17 02:19:39 AM
He might do a passable Hugo Strange
 
2013-10-17 02:20:31 AM
Well Mr. Hanks, maybe if you didn't sound like Randy Newman doing a Jud Crandall impression no matter what character you're playing (HOLY FARK, that Cloud Atlas was a painful slog), you wouldn't suck so hard.
 
2013-10-17 02:25:42 AM

COMALite J: Mikey1969: Mugato: Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.

Nah, I liked Nicholson's as well. He had the whack-A-doodle vibe where everything had an edge of danger. Dog farts in the living room? Someone drops a container of Joker Spray, knocking the entire lap out of commission. He's got that switch; is he gonna rollback his head and laugh until someone has a heart attack, or is gonna go full nuts and jam the guys face between to gear wheels in a piece of equipment and test the physical and emotional Breaking point of a person

Ledger had the 'missed connections' thing down pat. You keep wondering how many times in his life could have said that 'right' thing to bring him back from the abyss. Instead, while we don't see spectacular deaths, and second we half expect to see someone handcuffed to a bnedframe and get slowly flayed alive, courtesy of the saline and (minor) morphine drip while eating for the big event. I can see Ledger taking his subject out back and forcing her now to lay on a pretty extensive swingset, nerves open to the air,
maybe a little rusty, a little misaligned in places, and pieces of the seats cracked and sticking straight up. Ledger's joker, unlike Jack's is that he's quiet, a little enough, and a lot angry. After hours of laying with the girl, he lays her down, grabs a bat and proceeds to shatter her joints, toes, ankles, knees pelvic bone, shoulder, collarbone, clavicle... And on and on until she is a still breathing twisted mess with no skin.

Jack's just got crude style, while Ledger's is more 'Zen', for want of a better word.

Mark Hamill did a better Joker with just his voice than Jack Nicholson did with his whole body.

But yes, Hanks could do a decent job as any of a number of older villains or supporting characters for heroes or even "elder statesman" heroes such as Jay Garrick or Alan Scott. He could probably pull off an acceptable Wildcat.

Or, if he went the Mark Hamill route, he could voice pretty much any hero acceptably. Let's face it: Hamill was The Joker for a lot longer in both years and spoken lines than he ever was Luke Skywalker. He was also quite good as Firelord Ozai.


I didn't realize that Hamill did tat voice until about 2 years ago. I always liked the dark series, but never watched it on a regular basis(Harley Quinn had a restraining order), but I definitely knew the Joker, great character... Right amount of angry, gleefully violent, melancholy, and just plain crazy.
 
2013-10-17 02:53:39 AM
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Wait until they get a load of the friend you've got in me!
 
2013-10-17 04:06:32 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: (HOLY FARK, that Cloud Atlas was a painful slog),


Now Farkied as "One of THOSE people" ;)

/The Mrs. and I freaking love Cloud Atlas, but as soon as we watched it for the first time, I said 'This is one of those movies people will either love or hate; no middle ground'
//We also both thought No Country For Old Men was a case of the emperor having no clothes, unlike every other person in the theater, so we're well matched
///Hanks would make a good Hush to an older Batman
 
2013-10-17 04:42:37 AM
I don't know...could sorta see him as The Riddler.
 
2013-10-17 04:45:40 AM

RatMaster999: I don't know...could sorta see him as The Riddler.


Dunno.. the Riddler usually has a lot of manic energy.  Granted, Jim Carrey took it too far..
 
2013-10-17 05:26:23 AM
I could see Hanks playing a toned down version of Mister Freeze - ie the one you see in the animated series, the one that actually has a sense of pathos.

Either that or Clayface - the Matt Hagen version where he's an actor.
 
2013-10-17 06:03:27 AM

Mugato: Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.


0/10. When is a troll not a troll?

/And I'm talking Gorshin, not Carrey.
//I'll take Hanks voicing Flash.
 
2013-10-17 06:59:12 AM
Hank's role in Cloud Atlas where he plays a writer who throws a critic over a balcony shows he can play a bad guy. I'd like to see him do more roles like that.
 
2013-10-17 08:04:49 AM

nmrsnr: He could make a good ventriloquist for scarface.


This idea has merit.
 
2013-10-17 09:03:53 AM
A small role as the retired, married, living-in-the-future Jay Garrick Flash of the 1940s could be good. Just imagine Tom Hanks in the trailer saying to the hero, "You're a better Flash than I ever was," and then it shows the Flash stopping machine gun fire by seeking out each bullet before it hits.

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Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern has made me lose all hope that DC can ever nail the tone of any of their 'B' characters.
 
2013-10-17 09:12:08 AM
never go full retard
 
2013-10-17 09:30:37 AM

Dahnkster: [www.darkhorizons.com image 330x220]
Wait until they get a load of the friend you've got in me!


Wait until they got mail.
 
2013-10-17 09:55:01 AM
If Hanks plays a villain, it should probably be a tragic figure who has a legitimate axe to grind but has gone way overboard. I am not a huge superhero fan, but I think there are a good number of villains that meet this criteria,
 
2013-10-17 10:40:30 AM
An revered, old actor wants to play a part which may typecast younger actors. He has the luxury to say now he like to play whatever.
 
2013-10-17 11:14:21 AM
If he wants to throw a shield, he should be Taskmaster. I can see it working.

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2013-10-17 12:45:33 PM
I'm oj with hanks as a comic character, but id pay money at midnight for him to play a serial killer. TOM HANKS FOR ZSASZ!!!
 
2013-10-17 12:47:04 PM

The Gentleman Caller: I'm oj with hanks as a comic character,


So... you'd nearly decapitate your wife to see Hanks as Zsasz?
 
2013-10-17 12:50:00 PM

steve_lou: A small role as the retired, married, living-in-the-future Jay Garrick Flash of the 1940s could be good. Just imagine Tom Hanks in the trailer saying to the hero, "You're a better Flash than I ever was," and then it shows the Flash stopping machine gun fire by seeking out each bullet before it hits.

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Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern has made me lose all hope that DC can ever nail the tone of any of their 'B' characters.


It'd take Mondo cgi,  or Tom getting pretty buff to play that,  though
 
2013-10-17 01:16:59 PM
Please Mr. Hanks, tell more more about your first world problems.
 
2013-10-17 03:06:51 PM
Bookworm,Egghead or King Tut, maybe
 
2013-10-17 03:20:54 PM

The Gentleman Caller: I'm oj with hanks as a comic character, but id pay money at midnight for him to play a serial killer. TOM HANKS FOR ZSASZ!!!


Man, 20 years ago he would have been so perfect for that.
 
2013-10-17 03:22:51 PM

Confabulat: The Gentleman Caller: I'm oj with hanks as a comic character, but id pay money at midnight for him to play a serial killer. TOM HANKS FOR ZSASZ!!!

Man, 20 years ago he would have been so perfect for that.


Right after he finished Philadelphia?
 
2013-10-17 04:17:57 PM
CSM101:It'd take Mondo cgi,  or Tom getting pretty buff to play that,  though

He'd be old and retired in the version I imagine. Besides, if they can CGI Ray Winstone into Beowulf, then they can do anything. Tom Hanks didn't look fat in Cloud Atlas
 
2013-10-17 06:13:47 PM
Professor Hugo Strange.
 
2013-10-17 07:05:18 PM

Shadowtag: Mugato: Heath Ledger's  Joker was really the only good movie Batman villain.

0/10. When is a troll not a troll?

/And I'm talking Gorshin, not Carrey.
//I'll take Hanks voicing Flash.


I said movie Batman villain. I realize that the Adam West Batman did have one theatrical movie but I didn't think I had to expound on all that. And the Adam West version was just a completely different animal.

And yeah, if I worked for Central Casting, Jack would be the obvious first choice for the Joker. And he wasn't "bad" per se, just sort of cheesy and non-threatening.
 
2013-10-17 11:45:30 PM

Alphax: RatMaster999: I don't know...could sorta see him as The Riddler.

Dunno.. the Riddler usually has a lot of manic energy.  Granted, Jim Carrey took it too far..


I was thinking the Riddler from BTAS.  Oooh...or that efficiency expert that went bad...
 
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