Tom Hanks Returns to Space As “Major Matt Mason”

by | March 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM | The Movies

Tom Hanks never quite made it to the moon in Apollo 13, but now he’s got a chance to rectify that problem with Major Matt Mason, a film that will allow him to combine his love of classic NASA action with his love of playing anthropomorphic toys. Major Matt Mason was a 1966 Mattel toyline about a crew of astronauts who lived and worked at a space station on the moon, and the script will be written by Graham Yost, who worked with Hanks on HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon. It’ll be great to see Hanks leave the dreary Robert Langdon stuff behind and go back to doing what he does best – being a likable, fun-loving kinda guy.

Here are a couple of examples of how much Tom Hanks loves him some astronaut stories.


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