A lot of award-winning actors have become part of the MCU and played notable characters that were beloved by fans. As a result of the franchise's popularity and huge success, several actors have chimed in whether they're interested to join the property. Now, one of the most beloved actors of all time has opened up about the possibility of becoming part of the MCU.
In a recent interview with Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast (via The Direct), Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks was asked whether he has been approached for a role in an MCU project.
"No! Not to my knowledge, have they…I do not know, I do not know. Boy, talk about coin of the realm, you know, it’s like holy cow!," Hanks answered.
When Horowitz mentioned that he doesn't need to be part of the MCU, Hanks compared today's dominance of the comic book genre to the Westerns in the 1950s and admitted that it made him ponder about joining the genre at its peak which could possibly result in a situation similar to the acclaimed 1956 film The Searchers.
The actor also revealed that while he has seen a few MCU films, he does come out of all of them thinking that they had a "couple of great performances" and also thought that the movies themselves were "all quite good."
"And it’s got Spider-Man and the X-Mans and all the mans and all the women. Look, I haven’t seen them all, I’ll give you that right now. But the ones I’ve seen, I’ve never come away from it without thinking ‘There’s a couple of great performances in there, man, those people really gave their all.’," Hanks said.
"I don’t know how they do that, I do not know. And then, after that, it’s like, ‘Did they examine the theme that I wanted to be seen?’ And I can tell you, all of them are quite good, Josh, they’re all quite good."
While the Oscar winner didn't definitively say whether he is interested in joining the MCU someday if ever he gets the offer, he did show his admiration for the genre and believed that the actors can give great performances being part of them.
A lot of fans would definitely love to see Hanks become part of the MCU (or any comic book movie in general) since we know that he is a wonderful actor and is capable of giving great performances in every project that he gets involved in.