Tom Hanks is seriously eyeing the role of Geppetto in Disney's live-action Pinocchio remake, and the news has social media applauding. Hanks was initially attached to the project a couple of years ago when Paddington director Paul King was signed on to direct. After King dropped out, Hanks' involvement reportedly became uncertain.
Now, director Robert Zemeckis has joined the project, and this reportedly renewed Hanks' interest, as the two men have worked together on a few films in the past. While there have been many Pinocchio films over the decades, the new Disney movie is said to be a remake of the company's classic animated film from 1940.
At this time, neither Disney not Hanks have issued a statement on the news. However, many fans of the actor are commenting online, and they are excited about the prospect of seeing him in the iconic story. Scroll down to see what fans are saying on social media.
Awe how cute!!! Love it!!! Do it @tomhanks do it!!!! 🥰🥰🥰— Snow White Heredia (@HerediaSnow) August 6, 2020
Some good news!— Sara Jane Soboleski (@JaneSoboleski) August 5, 2020
This is the most 'Tom Hanks' role ever.— 👓Aden™ (@AdenChiz) August 5, 2020
Yes, please.— Steve Williams (@swilli0521) August 5, 2020
Zemekcis & Hanks? Bound to be good— mitch mitchell (@mitchmi09009371) August 6, 2020
Sounds like a tear jerker... 😰— 🌈𝑀𝓎𝒞❤𝓋𝑒𝓃 - 𝑀𝒸𝒟𝒶𝓃𝓃💗 𝒹𝑒𝓉🌞𝓍 🌈 (@H50Europe) August 6, 2020
This is the perfect casting! 🤩 https://t.co/W5qXzaAetk— Did You Know? (@Know) August 6, 2020
And Tom Hanks perfect for Gepetto’s role!!!!— James (@MeImJames) August 6, 2020
Can’t wait to watch it 😍
Actually that's some on point casting. pic.twitter.com/mNk7ZO7mzW— Name cannot be blank. (@butwhyyytho) August 6, 2020
i hate this movie but maybe i’ll watch it now— mira (@mbored12) August 6, 2020
Perfect for the role— Megamix Central (@Megamix_Central) August 6, 2020
this is perfect casting— A (@invtble) August 6, 2020
Yass perfectly suitable— Gidéon (@onlygideonn) August 6, 2020