Definitely not the rating, look at DEADPOOL and for goodness' sake, LOGAN. A Wolverine movie! Without Wolverine in the title. They're in the risky business for sure.
The funny thing is, all Shane needs is that one A-lister to commit to the lead role, then other credible people will join in too. It'll cause a trickle-down effect.
So I guess Benicio's schedule was still full in February...strange.