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Tom Hanks lined up as next MCU big bad?

June 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, if there’s one thing the nerd community loves, it’s a good juicy rumour they can run with.

And today I have a doozy for you.

So, Marvel/Disney are looking to cast a secret character codenamed The Benefactor for an upcoming MCU movie.

The character is “mysterious and nefarious” and will be played by a “male actor, preferably Caucasian, in their 40s to  60s” and their scenes will film before the year’s end in atlanta.

So it sounds like a major new character is being set up for an upcoming new MCU entry.

But who?

Well, the rumour is it’s Norman Osborne AKA Green Goblin – one of Spider-man’s most dangerous enemies – and that none other than Tom Hanks is in the crosshairs for the role.

However, I believe Norman is an obvious choice and believe that it may be The Mandarin (not played by Hanks, obviously), especially given that Marvel commander-in-chief Kevin Feige recently confirmed work in moving forward with the character.

Even without Tony Stark.

Could The Mandarin be connected to the upcoming Shang-Chi movie?


That said, something about Tom Hanks as an upcoming big bad in the MCU kinda gets my blood pumping… that’s the sort of casting I could really get behind.

What say you all?

Source: The GWW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….