TOM AS INUYASHA?
Rumors and whispered prayers have been brewing for years – fueled by fans with their character wish lists and fanfics – about Tom Felton portraying a comic book hero on the big screen.
Every year it seems, rumors swirl about a new comic book role for Tom – usually to the point where someone adds it as an entry on the film resume on his Wikipedia page. For example, last year everyone was talking about Tom starring as Light Yagami in a remake of “Death Note.” Before that, it was Quicksilver from “X Men.” And before that, it was Angel, also from “X Men.”
This year, we hear talk about a possible live-action movie based on the Japanese manga series, “Inuyasha,” with Tom portraying the the lead role of the white-haired mischievous half-demon character. Feltbeats.com has received numerous e-mails from excited fans asking about the truth of this rumor, and so we caught up with Tom Felton earlier this week to clarify things.
TOM RESPONDS TO RUMORS
“Unfortunately,” Tom said. “As far as know it is indeed just a rumor. My agent is yet to hear from anyone about this so I’m not really sure just yet! I’d definitely be interested in reading the script if it is being made. Would love to continue playing the bad guy – you can have a lot more fun!”
Although Tom didn’t know very much at first about the Inuyasha character, after hearing more about it from Feltbeats.com, he thought such a role would be very interesting. “Malfoy is practically half-demon at certain points in Harry Potter, so I’m sure I can draw on my experiences of playing him and use them towards this character if it was to go ahead!”
One version of the rumor mentions that in this movie remake, Inuyasha would be a rock star, which Tom thought would be quite fun. “I would love to play a character who plays the guitar or does something musical,” Tom said. “To be able to use my guitar as part of a job would be perfect! I’d never want to stop filming! I’m actually trying out for another role in which the character plays the guitar; I’m very excited about it!”
TOM CAN’T WAIT FOR HARRY POTTER
But for now, Tom continues to prepare to play the OTHER demon-boy character in his life, Draco Malfoy. “I’ve popped onto the set a few times, and things seem to be going like clockwork. I can’t wait to get back on the set and get down to business. I’m also looking forward to challenging Dan to another game of cricket at lunchtime. We both get very competitive!”
Tom starts full-time filming for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in June.