The Lucky star confessed that he was attracted to the role of Ben because it offered him a chance to play something different than the "nice guy".
"For me, what really stuck out was a chance to do something different and play within the wheelhouse that I'm known for - which is being the sweet, nice, unassuming guy - but then also tweak that a little bit and have him have this angle to him that is not so sweet," Hanks told Collider.
In Lucky, Hanks plays a serial killer who comes under scrutiny after winning millions in the lottery.
Hanks went on to speak about his upcoming trip to Comic-Con to promote the sixth season of Dexter.
When asked if he was excited for the San Diego convention, Hanks said: "I am! I can't wait! I've been wanting to go to Comic-Con for ages. I've never been able to be involved in anything there."
Hanks recently joined Seth Rogen's film My Mother's Curse.
Watch the teaser trailer for Dexter season six below: