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.
Despite making it known to the public that he had no idea about the character, DC or the genre at large, the Englishman's tune has changed.
Paramount Pictures are set to bring the odd couple together as the buff action star transitions from Aquaman to something much more light hearted.
The English actress returns to reprise her role as Sergeant Rita Vrataski as filmmaker Doug Liman puts the wheels in motion for installment number two.
The troubled project has been in a constant state of flux, but are looking to bring in the high profile siblings for the action thriller.
Joining the original 2016 gang Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn will be three more moms acting bad for a new STXfilms comedy
Described as Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight Rises, the 70-year old might be the front man for the live-action version of the 2014 comic book.
Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Disney masterpiece appears to have taken another two big leaps forward with the comedic pair.