Reports during the week suggested that Jessica Biel had landed the role of sexy Marvel villain, Viper, in The Wolverine
, but you have to stay on your toes in Hollywood as Collider
now reports that Biel is out. Talks have broken down between the A-Team
actress and 20th Century Fox, the circumstances regarding the split are unknown, but it could have something to do with the wealth of movies Biel currently has in the pipeline. This year alone, she will star in Total Recall
, The Tall Man
and Playing The Field
with the awesome looking Hitchcock
hitting theaters in 2013.
This means the role of Viper (aka Madame Hydra) is up for grabs! She is described in the comics as a refugee from an unnamed, war-torn Eastern European country who turned to crime as a means to survive. After making a pact with the Elder God Chthon, her aging process was slowed dramatically and she used this new found youth to become a deadly and fearsome mercenary.
The Wolverine is set to begin next month in Australia and Japan, so they’ll have to quickly find someone to fill the void left by Biel. Who could you see playing Viper? Sound off in the comments!