The actor said he wants in on the reboot, which will star Tatum as the male version of the mermaid part originated by Daryl Hannah.
“No one asked me. I am all in favor of it,” Hanks told reporters at the Inferno premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
In fact, Hanks — who played lovelorn Allen Bauer in the original film — has a few ideas that could help take the remake to the next level.
“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,” he suggested. “That would be a bold movie. And I am suggesting it right now.”
Ron Howard, who directed the original Splash, said he is involved in the remake as well.
“I mean look, it’s a bit of an experiment. So we are just going to have to see how the screenplay comes together,” said the Inferno director. “We’ll see. But it will be a lot of fun even as we’re just working on it.”
The upcoming Splash film follows a string of gender-swapped reboots of iconic movies, including Ghostbusters and Ocean’s Eleven, which is currently in development.