UPDATE: Jessica Biel Offered The Role Of "Viper" In THE WOLVERINE
With filming expected to begin soon, Total Recall actress Jessica Biel has apparently been offered the role of Viper in Fox's upcoming Wolverine movie. More details after the jump.
20th Century Fox is currently casting roles for their next comic book movie The Wolverine, which sees Hugh Jackman donning the mutant's claws once again. Will Yun Lee (who will play the villainous Silver Samurai), Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto were said to be cast in the anticipated film. With production expected to begin within the next few weeks, we have more casting news for the James Mangold-directed movie (which is set in Japan).
Twitch has learned that Jessica Biel - previously seen in The A-Team, Blade: Trinity and in next month's Total Recall remake - has been offered the role of Viper in The Wolverine. Viper is described by the site as "a complex character who at one point was a peer of Logan's as well as an enemy. She was a major player in criminal organization Hydra and, in one story arc, blackmailed Logan/Wolverine into marrying her." Last year, it was reported that the character would be "the Caucasian secretary for Japan's Minister of Justice" in the film. There are three characters named Viper in the Marvel universe; it's possible that The Wolverine's Viper is a brand new character created specifically for the movie.
Be sure to check back within the next few weeks for more news surrounding the pic. The Wolverine is set to hit theaters July 26th, 2013.
UPDATE: Deadline has confirmed that Biel has been cast as Victoria/Viper in The Wolverine. The site also reveals that the role is a big one.
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