Late last week we heard that Jessica Biel may be joining the cast of The Wolverine as the villainess Viper. Biel addressed the speculation at ComicCon by saying “it’s a little bit too soon for that kind of an announcement”, and it appears it was as according to Collider “talks have broken down between Biel and 20th Century Fox and the studio is now talking to other actresses”.
Filming will begin next month, so expect the official casting of Viper to be announced soon. Viper (also known as Madame Hydra) originally appeared in the Captain America comics and, while she has no superpowers, has excellent strength, speed, reflexes, agility, dexterity, coordination, balance, and endurance. The character features in Wolverine’s stories as both a friend and foe, and was romantically involved with the Silver Samurai.