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Tom Hanks has "never" been asked to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Oscar-winning actor, who has enjoyed a star-studded career in numerous blockbusters, isn't giving up hope on receiving the call "one of these days", but he isn't sure what the offer would be.

Appearing on the SmartLess podcast, he said: "Here's the problem. First of all, they've never called me once. Never. And I think one of these days, they will and they'll say 'Is there any way you would consider playing the Secretary of Defence?' A guy who comes to 'help us all from man!'"

The Green Mile star laughed after being asked whether he would take on what would be a mammoth role, which host Sean Hayes parodically called Dr Universe.

Despite an apparent lack of interest from the producers behind the wildly successful Marvel franchise, Hanks has sustained an incredible career that has lasted decades and shows no signs of slowing down.

And he hinted that at the age of 65, he has no plans to retire and gushed about how much he continues to enjoy his career after so long.

Hanks, who's currently starring the Apple TV+ post-apocalyptic thriller Finch, added: "It's more fun than fun, that was something that I learned a long time ago. I thought 'This is a great way to spend your day', it's not just a lifestyle or a life's work. It's a life.

"I've never had a rotten time making a movie, I always come away from the movie saying 'I can't believe they paid me to do this, that was fantastic. Despite the discomforts and the [getting up at] five in the morning. It's a little harder at the age of 65 I guess."

Finch is now streaming on Apple TV+. 

— BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos


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