Tom Hanks Channing Tatum - Lead 2016
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Often times when films get a reboot, the original cast doesn’t return for the new film, but Tom Hanks wants the new Splash movie to be the exception to the rule. The veteran actor got wind of the upcoming gender-swapped take on the film starring Channing Tatum as a mer-man, and he’s totally on board with the remake. In fact, he wants in on it.

“No one asked me. I am all in favor of it,” he told the AP. “Why not? That’s fine. Look, I think if they were really going to be bold, I would come back as Allen Bauer, and I would go off with Channing Tatum. That would be a bold movie. And I am suggesting it right now.”

Hanks starred in the original 1984 rom-com as Bauer, a man who falls in love with a mermaid, played by Daryl Hannah. In the upcoming movie being developed by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Tatum will instead don a mermaid tail and fall in love with a lady on two legs.

Or Tom Hanks. Honestly we’d prefer the latter.