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Tom Hanks Wants In on Channing Tatum's Gender-Swapped Splash Remake — and He Has a Few Ideas for It

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Tom Hanks is feeling a little left out of Channing Tatum’s gender-swapped remake of his 1984 mermaid romantic comedy Splash.

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.