Jessica Biel won’t be playing the Viper in The Wolverine. The actress was offered the role but talks broke down and the studio is looking at other stars according to Collider.
Hugh Jackman’s next film is based on the limited series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and focuses on Logan falling in love with a crime lord’s daughter in Japan. The Viper is a mercenary who works for the Silver Samurai – a mutant, half brother of the woman Logan loves, and heir to the clan. The Viper eventually becomes Madame Hydra, leader of the organization led by the Red Skull in the Captain America movie.
If Biel is out I say producers turn to her Total Recall co-star Kate Beckinsale. This would reteam Jackman and Beckinsale and stake the memories of their last on-screen appearance Van Helsing.