Jessica Biel To Play The Viper (Madame Hydra) In The Wolverine?
There have been a number of recent cast additions to Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine, including Will Yun Lee playing the Silver Samurai.
Now, it's being said that Jessica Biel is in talks to play The Viper.
TwitchFilm has it that the actress has already been offered the part.
Twitch has learned that Jessica Biel has been offered the role of Viper, 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. This could be interesting.
Actually, The Viper is also known as Madame Hydra, I believe. Or was at one time.
Update: Deadline reports Biel has been cast.
The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, is being directed by James Mangold, stars Hugh Jackman, with Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.