Creators Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have identified these two Hollywood stars to land the central antagonist role.
The action star remains stedfast that the Marvel picture is going ahead, explaining how his bold vision will be a game changer for superhero movies.
Returning to the director's chair after a 4-year absence, Steven Soderbergh's latest effort has been lauded by critics who say that the filmmaker's tone is spot on.
Seen as a suitable long-term appointment by Universal, the studio are wanting to lock down as much A-grade talent they can buy for the franchise.
As the action star is out promoting his part in the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, his eyes are still on the Marvel prize.
The 51-year old director has an accomplished CV and while the idea did initially appeal to him, Liman had a change of heart.
The endless saga of the X-Men spinoff finally appears to be coming to fruition, with the studio earmarking a date for Channing Tatum to take on the role next year.
As JC Chandor seals the deal to direct the motion picture, the two Hollywood heartthrobs are set to work together on the production before getting the all clear from the studio.
A slew of 1980s films such as Clue and Splash are getting the remake treatment whether audiences asked for them or not.