Jessica Biel To Play Viper In ‘Wolverine’

BREAKING… Jessica Biel has been cast as Viper in 20th Century Fox‘s The Wolverine. The Victoria/Viper character has a long arc in the X-Men mythology and is a juicy role in the film. According to Marvel lore Viper bounces between good and not so good and she holds some sway over Wolverine but is mostly a foe to the X-Men and Avengers. It will be the second Marvel project for Biel, who also starred in 2004′s Blade: Trinity. She’s next up co-starring opposite Colin Farrell in Total Recall, which Sony is releasing August 3, and Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man, due out August 31.

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  • Jessica Biel would probably do quite well, and hopefully it will was the stink of Blade II from her.

    Comment by Brian — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 12:28pm PDT  
    • Blade 3 (Trinity)

      Comment by slight correction — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 1:35pm PDT  
    • Blade lll.

      Comment by Vincent Hanna — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:49pm PDT  
    • If you get a chance see the Illusionist, she was brilliant.

      Comment by anonymous — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 3:48pm PDT  
      • Yes, she fantastic, as was Norton and the movie as a whole. Very underrated.

        Comment by Incredulous — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:10pm PDT  
  • Good choice

    Comment by Justin J. Poppiti, Esq. — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 12:57pm PDT  
  • We’ve all seen enough of superhero movies to know how “juicy” the female roles are.

    Lemme guess….her suit is going to be skin tight, we’re going to see her slither in and out of it at least several times, maybe she’ll have a special vehicle like a motorcycle she’ll be bending over half the time….

    Comment by HW — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 1:14pm PDT  
    • Scarlett Johansson went from a sexy assistant in Iron Man to a serious part of the Avengers success. All without any super powers.

      Comment by sweden — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:19pm PDT  
      • Uh, yeah, with her spandex ass dominating the poster.

        Anyway, great for her that the role is making her rich(er) and famous(er), you could hardly describe the role as “juicy.” Except in extent her “juicy” assets were used to sell the film.

        Comment by HW — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 3:55pm PDT  
      • She wasn’t a assistant she was undercover under SHIELD to observe over Tony.

        Comment by Soul — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 12:47pm PDT  
    • My thoughts exactly.

      Comment by A B — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:33pm PDT  
  • Yeah, when I think “villainess capable of taking on Wolverine” Jessica Biel’s the first person I think of…

    Comment by Jason Todd — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 1:16pm PDT  
    • Have you seen Jessica Biel in Blade?

      Comment by Angela — Monday July 16, 2012 @ 12:01pm PDT  
  • She’s as much Viper as the White Queen was Emma Frost in Wolverine Origins.

    Comment by Geoff Tate — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 1:47pm PDT  
  • I would have thought Viper would have been tied up in the SHIELD or Cap licences. Hope Fox actually has the rights to use the character.

    Comment by Michael — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 1:58pm PDT  
    • You really think a major studio would make a movie without making sure they have the license or rights to do so?

      Comment by Kyle — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 3:34pm PDT  
      • Actually, it HAS happened; rights issues over WATCHMEN popped up AFTER it started shooting, and there have been a number of cases where movies were reworked shortly before shooting because rights had expired during the development process.

        Comment by cst — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 4:49am PDT  
      • Happens all the time donkey…

        Comment by Incredulous — Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:12pm PDT  
  • Well, there goes any chance of the movie being remotely good.

    Comment by say what — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:13pm PDT  
    • Yup, unfortunately.

      Comment by Roger C. — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 8:29pm PDT  
  • She’s the viper. She’s going to vipe the vindows!

    Comment by Jack — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:13pm PDT  
  • I’d rather see Nikki Finke v. Bret Easton Ellis.

    How does someone like Nikki, who is so influential, who can be so outspoken and acerbic, become such a litigious earth-scorcher whenever her name is spoken? The Nikki Finke story, whether it’s written this year or twenty years from now, will be very interesting.

    Eventually you may want to reveal yourself a little, Nikki, or some writer is just going to fill in the blanks by making shit up.

    Comment by Pvt. Duke — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 2:14pm PDT  
  • She’s very professional, committed, and has much more talent than a lot of people give her credit for.

    Some here might deride the choice as another “super hero babe in tight clothing” but that’s a traditional genre convention the same way that toned, muscular, and handsome heroes are. And — unlike many of her peers, Jessica has a physicality and athletic quality that helps suspend more disbelief in these action oriented roles.

    This is good casting and a good role for her.

    Comment by Steve — Friday July 13, 2012 @ 3:01pm PDT  
    • Agreed.

      Hopefully this will be the movie to get the [positive] attention she deserves.

      Comment by Angela — Monday July 16, 2012 @ 12:03pm PDT  
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