It would seem that Toy Story’s Woody aka actor Tom Hanks, has more to talk about these days than just reciting lines from a screenplay. The actor who has remained relevant for going on four decades recently made an announcement to the world that could alter the course of the 007 James Bond franchise – or not.
As per Yahoo, Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved American actors to grace the screen since the 1980s. He has a number of fan-favorite roles under his belt including but not limited to: “Forrest Gump,” Woody in “Toy Story,” and Paul Edgecomb in “The Green Mile.”
The 66-year-old star recently said that “no one” talks about Sam Mendes’ “Road to Perdition,” which arrived in theaters back in 2002.
Hanks said: “For one reason or another, no one references ‘Road to Perdition,’ and that was an incredibly important movie for me to go through.”
The actor added that the film boasts some great talent, including his costars Jude Law and Daniel Craig, as well as Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall.
He said: “It was shot by Conrad Hall, and you have me in it, ‘Don Moustache’ with a hat on it, but you also have two guys who turned out to be two of the biggest motion picture presences in the history of the industry with Jude Law and [Daniel] Craig. And I killed both of them…”
Law played hitman Harlen Maguire, while Craig played Connor Rooney, the man responsible for the death of Sullivan’s family.
Hanks explained that he thinks “Road to Perdition” will become an enduring classic, much like “obscure and unknown” movies from the 1940s and 1950s, which he personally enjoys watching because he has “no preconceived notions” about them.
He went on to say: “When you watch those movies and it’s crackerjack and it’s incredibly moving, all I can think of is, ‘I’m so glad this movie lasts forever, so I got a chance to revisit it now.’ That might be the case with ‘Road to Perdition.'”
Perhaps Hanks is hinting that Jude Law could portray Bond. Reality, he could. We’ll see.