The 52-year old veteran screenwriter, producer and director will take the reigns of the superhero spinoff, bridging the divide between the two rival studios for the first time.
As filmmaker David Leitch hit the red carpet during CinemaCon this week, the man was quizzed about the Wade Wilson sidekick casting speculation and he spoke in glowing terms about Shannon's credentials.
As the 1982 science fiction adventure title from Steven Spielberg would go on to be a cult classic, his Indiana Jones megastar almost made the final cut.
LucasFilm and Disney are casting the net wide on a number of projects as they look to project forward with a number of spinoffs, television shows and even another trilogy.
Keen to dip his toe into the Marvel directing game, filmmaker Jon Watts opened up about the rebooted character and what the ensemble will have in store.
The iconic British filmmaker opened up this week about his war epic, stripping back the storytelling to showcase the stunning visuals on display from the sea, ground and sky.
Getting into character to play schoolboy Peter Parker, actor Tom Holland took his method acting to the next level by infiltrating an unsuspecting precinct.
Footage show at CinemaCon has spilled the beans on the meaning behind the mysterious title as Michael Bay preps for an adaptation of Hunting El Chapo.
With Sony producer Amy Pascal revealing that her studio's agreement with Marvel and Disney expires after Tom Holland's second standalone title, nothing is guaranteed for the character with his Avengers friends.
Their early fate has been made clear by the reviewers who believe that F. Gary Gray has let his imagination go with this crazy eighth installment.
The 46-year old is said to be giving away his part as William Brandt to focus on playing Hawkeye for two key blockbusters in the Marvel Universe
The two headline stars have been keeping a very public distance from each other as the beef between the pair goes to the next level on the media circuit