Biel out of Wolverine (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012
Source: Movie Pilot
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.
The rumors are now circulating that Svetlana Khodchenkova may play Viper in The Wolverine.
What hasn’t changed is that Hiroyuki Sanada is playing Shingen Yashida, Will Yun Lee is playing Kenuichio Harada aka the Silver Samurai, and Tao Okamoto is playing Logan's love interest, Mariko. Hugh Jackman is returning to reprise his role as the title character.
The Wolverine is to be directed by James Mangold for a July 26, 2013 release. The latest adventure will find Logan/Wolverine in Japan, where he will have an ill-fated romance with Mariko, the daughter of a yakuza boss.
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