Tom Hanks compared the pressure of putting on the iconic Mr. Rogers sweater to wearing Batman’s costume.
While speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Tom Hanks explained that it was very pressuring to put the kind of sweater that Mr. Rogers wore for the biographical film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which covers the true story of an event in the man’s life. Here’s what Tom Hanks had to say:
“You put on that red sweater and blue shoes, you might as well be putting on Batman’s cape and cowl. You feel powerful. You do, because we shot this in Pittsburgh at WQED, the television station where they actually made it. To walk into that studio in a red sweater and blue shoes, people would be looking. The crew guys would be looking, and they would come over to look like, ‘Oh my God. It’s a sweater just like Fred wore!’ They were enamored with the power.”
You can see the full interview below:
Tom Hanks is actually related to Fred Rogers, being a sixth cousin to the beloved children’s show host. While the character of Batman and the nature of the real Mr. Rogers are pretty far apart in terms of comparison, both have managed to inspire generations of viewers in very different ways.
We know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will make use of Batman’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Comics movies. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is set to star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Jeffrey Wright as Commisioner James “Jim” Gordon, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / The Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Colin Farrell is in negotiations to portray Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin, and Jayme Lawson has been cast in a role created specifically for the film.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.