Following in the path of his namesake, the Academy Award winner will portray the infamous 15th Century artist after a tense studio bidding war.
The 41-year old Resident Evil star will switch roles in this action-horror franchise, turning from the savior to the antagonist.
32-year old Rebecca Thomas has been earmarked to lead the movie based off the graphic novel, leaving Wan to produce the picture.
Marvel used their San Diego Comic-Con time to make a string of announcements, with the Brie Larson 2019 blockbuster to showcase a young, two-eyed Samuel L. Jackson.
The 43-year old will link up with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as Marvel bridge between their big and small screen properties.
With 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford rumored to be leading the pack, Joss Whedon and DC are searching for an actor whose stock is on the rise.
The 14-year old New Zealander was showcased by piggy-back riding on the Marvel star as Josh Brolin poses in the makeup room for Cable.
As talks between the Lara Croft star and Marvel go quiet, Chastain has been earmarked as the main First Class cast return for the new installment.
The Baywatch star could become the latest addition to the monster clan, linking up with Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem.
The Strain star has reportedly signed onto the 20th Century Fox project as a villain, with all signs pointing to Black Tom as his identity.
The Englishman is making the switch from DC to Marvel as the action hero gears up for a new extended universe from the studio.
Famous for playing dark, mysterious and dangerous characters on the big screen, the studio see the Spaniard as the ideal man to continue their Monster franchise.