The Marvel Cinematic Universe is easily one of the most popular current film franchises, if not the top of the list, depending on what method you're using for measurement. These Marvel films have left a significant impact in the entertainment world, and they're not going to be phased out anytime soon, including Hollywood icon Tom Hanks, who was recently asked about appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and expressed his opinions on the performances it's actors are delivering.
Tom Hanks was asked by host Josh Horowitz why he hadn't seen a Marvel film while on the Happy Sad Confused podcast to talk about his work on the live-action Pinocchio remake (which can now be seen with a Disney+ subscription). The host added that Hanks must have been asked by now.
They aren't to my knowledge, at least not to my knowledge. I'm not certain.
Tom Hanks may be the first to appear in a Marvel film since he joined the Disney umbrella, as well as Woody in the Toy Story films and Geppetto in Disney's latest portrayal of Pinocchio. However, Hanks has enough Disney experience to warrant his inclusion in the film.
Tom Hanks may or may not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon, but like everyone else who regularly watches movies, the actor is immersed in the franchise as an audience member, at least partially. Hanks mentioned later in the interview:
I havent seen all of them, I'll give you that right now, but the ones Ive seen Ive never left without thinking, There's a couple of fantastic performances in there, those people really gave their all. I dont know how they do it, I do not know. Then after that, you know, did they examine the theme that I wanted to see, Josh. They're all quite good.
Tom Hanks's comments about the MCU films he has seen and noting that he liked some of the performances in them might be enough to propel him higher up on the consideration list for his career. He has recently starred as Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis (which HBO Max subscribers can see now) and cameo in the Yellowstone prequel 1883 as George Meade. He has also been added to Wes Andersons next film, Asteroid City.