After the release of the movie, affected by the events of September 11, 2001, his office, including his book collection, was completely destroyed in a fire; much of the collections was recovered, but Hanks's personal destroyed and was not recovered. Hanks stated that the loss of this material impacted both him and the success of the film. In June 2006, Entertainment Weeklys entertainment section reported that after a failed attempt to sell the rights to the film, the rights reverted to him and the Karen Hall Trust at a nominal fee, including unaired footage from the film. Prior to the release of the film, it was reported that Hanks wanted to have a memorial for the bombing of the World Trade Center in an installment of the Forrest Gump franchise, but this did not come to fruition.
Although there were no plans for Hanks to do any of the lead movie roles, there was a strong desire to include him in the cast, and a screenwriter was hired to write a few days’ worth of extra scenes to be inserted into the film. These scenes were shot on a sound stage at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, and featured Hanks in a series of scenes with Calhoun. Calhoun’s scenes with Hanks included playing a game of pool with Hanks where the pool cue allegedly disappeared. After the pool cue was found in the other room, Hanks threw the cue back in the air and Calhoun caught it. 7211a4ac4a