Tom Hanks is just one of those actors – and indeed people – that you really can’t hate.

In fact, if someone were to say they didn’t like him, I’d consider them an extremely bad judge of character and avoid them at all costs.

(To be fair I haven’t actually met Tom and he could be a complete a**hole, but from what I have seen he’s a bloody good guy.)

With that said, I’d be well on board for him taking on the prestigious role of Geppetto in Disney’s eagerly-awaited, live-action remake of ‘Pinocchio’ – which is convenient because reports say he’s in talks for it.

Collider first reported Hanks’ potential involvement in Pinocchio, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that he was in “early talks.”

Released in 1940, Pinocchio was the second animated film made by Disney, after 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The classic tale tells the story of Gepetto, a widower who wishes for a son and fashions Pinocchio out of wood.

After Pinocchio magically comes to life, the puppet goes on quest to become a real boy with Geppetto becoming the father figure he always wanted.

And Hanks would certainly bring a warm, fatherly charm to the role, so as I say, I’m all for it happening.

The project – which is being directed by Paul King (the Paddington films) – is slated to begin production next summer, but until then, you can start getting excited at seeing (hearing) Tom feature in Toy Story 4, which is set for release on June 21st, 2019.

Speaking about the upcoming sequel, Hanks told The Chris Evans Breakfast Show:

“When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.’

“The emotional range of the movies has become more and more deep and profound and affecting.”

Little else is known about the film apart from the fact it’s about a new toy called “Forky” and that the toys will be taking a trip through a carnival.

Check out the two trailers below:

Hanks keeps on winnin’.

Images via Disney/Getty