Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump was released in 1994 and it was a massive hit at the box office. Over the years, the film has earned the ‘cult classic’ In a new interview, the ace actor has revealed that a sequel for the film had been a serious possibility but for only 40 minutes. ALSO READ | Irrfan Khan Demise: When Forrest Gump Star Tom Hanks Complimented Khan, ‘He’s The Coolest Guy In The Room’
During the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Tom shared “I will say that, with a long time in between, we did take a stab at talking about another Forrest Gump that lasted all of 40 minutes. And then we never...we said, 'Guys, come on.' A smart thing I did is I've never signed a contract that had a contractual obligation to a sequel. I've always said, 'Guys, if there's a reason to do it, let's do it. But you guys can't force me.' There is that natural inclination that is one of pure commerce that says, 'Hey, you just had a hit, so do it again and you'll have a hit.”
For the unversed, Forrest Gump is an Oscar-winning drama and it was based on the 1986 novel, which led to the inception of the 1995 book sequel 'Gump and Co'.
Interestingly, the film adaptation of the first book was a box office powerhouse, earning $678 million worldwide and becoming the top-grossing film in the U.S. in 1994. The film helped Tom bag the Oscar for best actor, while the film went on to receive the prize for best picture and four more Academy Awards.
Meanwhile, a Forrest Gump remake was made by Aamir Khan with the title Laal Singh Chaddha. The Indian version of this film also starred Kareena Kapoor Khan alongside Aamir.
Despite the film's popularity and the Oscars awards, a sequel never made went beyond just an idea. ALSO READ | Forrest Gump Star Tom Hanks Yells At Fans ‘Back The F*** Off’, As They Push His Wife-WATCH VIRAL VIDEO!
Tom's career has not been jam-packed with sequels, and that's because the actor rarely hears a good enough idea to warrant a return to one of his characters, reported Variety.
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