Our merman fantasies are coming to the big screen. That’s right: Channing Tatum will be diving deep to play a male mermaid in his next movie.
The actor is producing and starring in a gender-swapped version of Splash, the iconic 80s movie starring Daryl Hannah as a statuesque mermaid and Tom Hanks as the good-natured human who falls in love with her. In the remake, however, Channing Tatum will be the one who will be wet and naked for half the movie 👏Related: What Your Favorite Superheroes Would Look Like As Shirtless Gay Hunks [Illustrations]
In a time when almost every big shot Hollywood actor chooses to play a superhero or an ancient warrior, it’s refreshing that Channing has chosen a non-traditional role. Having a merman for this upcoming Splash not only offers plenty of eye-candy opportunities, but it’s also a way to offer something different than the original.
To get ready for Channing to show off his sexy swimming skills, and single-handedly bring the concept of mermen into the spotlight, let’s take a look at some of our favorite merman illustrations from around the web. Now these illustrators sure know how to draw a great catch.By Diz DoodzBy Silver Jow By David GilsonBy Filipe Jordan By Alfredo Roagui
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