Jessica Biel Cast as Villainess Viper in 'The Wolverine'


Jessica Biel Cast as Villainess Viper in 'The Wolverine'


The 'Total Recall' star is set to play Hugh Jackman's on-screen foe, who is affiliated to the Silver Samurai.

Jessica Biel has secured a juicy role in "The Wolverine". The 30-year-old actress has been cast as villainess Viper in the upcoming Hugh Jackman-starring Marvel movie, Deadline has confirmed.

In Marvel universe, Viper is commonly known as a foe in the Avengers and the X-Men. The villainess is known as Victoria by day and turns into Viper by night. A lover of the Silver Samurai, Viper is strongly associated with the Hand, an order of evil mystical ninja who are heavily involved in organized crime and mercenary activities.

A few days ago, it was reported that Korean-American actor Will Yun Lee has been tapped to play the Silver Samurai. Joining him as another supervillain in the movie was Brian Tee who has been picked to portray Noburo Mori, a corrupt minister of justice.

"The Wolverine" will take its cue from the early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which is set in Japan. It features the mutant hero dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or live under a samurai's code of honor and respect.

James Mangold has scheduled to kick off the filming in Australia this August with the film itself being slated for a July 26, 2013 release in the United States.

The forthcoming movie will be Biel's second Marvel flick after 2004's "Blade: Trinity". The Minnesota native will next be seen starring opposite Colin Farrell in "Total Recall" reboot, which will hit theaters nationwide on August 3.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spotted on Rare Outing With Their Kids
  2. Does Sebastian Stan Tease His Return as Winter Soldier in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
  3. Sasheer Zamata Quits 'SNL' After Four Seasons
  4. Mariah Carey Flashes Skimpy Thong at Dinner With Twins Moroccan and Monroe
  5. Angelina Jolie Is Ready to Move Into New $25M Mansion After Brad Pitt Split
  6. Russell Wilson Calls Himself 'Papa' in Sweet Birthday Message for Ciara's Son Future Jr.
  7. 'Titanic' Director Is Sued by the 'Real' Jack Dawson
  8. 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel 'Here We Go Again!' Is in the Works
  9. First Photo of Alden Ehrenreich as Young Han Solo Arrives
  10. Stone-Faced Kanye West Steps Out for Dinner Without Kim Kardashian Amid Split Rumors

CELEBS PHOTO