Tom Hanks recently said in an interview that he had considered making a ‘Forrest Gump’ sequel, but after a 40-minute discussion, the project was off the table.
Discussions about a possible sequel to the Oscar-winning movie didn’t get very far before being shelved, star Tom Hanks shared on a new episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast.
Hanks stars in the 1994 classic as a simple man who lives an extraordinary life. He won the Oscar for best actor for his performance.
The film won six Oscars overall, including best picture and best director for Robert Zemeckis.
“A smart thing I did was I never signed a contract that had a contractual obligation to a sequel,” Hanks said on the podcast. “I would always say, ‘Guys, look, if there’s reason to do it, then let’s do it. But you guys can’t force me.”
Zemeckis, 70, and Hanks, 66, recently reunited for their fourth movie together, a live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio,” with Hanks playing the wood-carver Geppetto. The film arrived Thursday on Disney+.