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Jessica Biel decides to shed the role of VIPER in upcoming WOLVERINE flick

Published at: July 18, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here with the news that earlier news that came out isn't exactly so.   Often times in the Entertainment biz, there's rumors that are absoltely true.   It is true that Jessica Biel was offered the role of VIPER in the latest Hugh Jackman WOLVERINE film.   A film that at one point was guaranteed to be amazing, when Darren Aronofsky was helming...   but like that alternate universe version of the tale, so too is the transitory nature of our imaginations having Jessica Biel slink across the screen as Viper.   Word is, and you never quite can trust it, that Jessica got cold feet.   Not why though.   Did she hate the script, director or did she just not want to be in the microscope of geek culture.   OF COURSE - after the last installment of WOLVERINE, I can see how they might be having trouble lining everything up for this installment, but we'll see.   Ultimately, if you're like me, you're still waiting on a great WOLVERINE film with Hugh Jackman...  I just hope this isn't like Pierce Brosnan's run at James Bond, where he had shining moments, but never quite the great James Bond that most of us felt he should have been.   Not his fault, just the tone and place of the franchise at that time.   So - who plays VIPER if not Biel?

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  • July 18, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Ilene Dover - First

    by Anita Hummer

  • July 18, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Fuck Yeah

  • July 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Maybe the producers

    by Nerd Rage

    finally watched Blade Trinity and fired her.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Must want a Marvel Universe role.

    by Axl Z

    I guess? The X-Men films all seem throw away (except X2 that is!)

  • July 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Uh, maybe. . . I don't know.

    by jawaburger

  • July 18, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Anita Hummer would be good as well

    by Anita Hummer

  • July 18, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    shed the role?

    by Jubba

    why not just say she declined it or turned it down? why does a headline have to try to be artisticly convoluted?

  • July 18, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I smell a Wolverine reboot coming...

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Hugh Jackman looks vastly "older" now than when he started Wolverine over a decade ago. Jackman's great and all, but its time to pass the torch.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Bronsan?!?

    by rgc123

    Harry what are you talking? Pierce did a great job as James Bond, especially in Golden Eye. The over the top gadgets and femme fatales were pretty much the expected standard in James Bond films until Casino Royale came around and changed the game. Back then we got exactly what we expected out those films. However, we all know what a Wolverine film SHOULD be like so that's why the disappointment is there....

  • July 18, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Rhona Mitra

    by Jubba

    then cast her as wonder woman in JLA

  • July 18, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Screw this movie... Delay it and bring back Aronofsky

    by ass clown

    Im happy Jessica Biel is out, but the producers will probably find someone even worse.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    shed the role

    by TheBaxter

    because vipers are snakes. and snakes shed. get it? ha. ha. as for jessica biel, i prefer the kind of "shedding" she did in Powder Blue.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    My...Head...Hurts

    by Craig

    Not one to bag on Harry but christ that was just about unbearable to read. Also, Brosnan made more good Bond films than bad.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Good, She Is Flat And Unexciting Actress

    by Media Messiah

    I just saw her in a movie with Jamie Foxx, and her acting was strangely flat, something that I have noticed from all of her past performances. See feels like she is reciting a a script reading, and never seems to inhabit her characters, authentically.

  • So perhaps this is a good thing

  • July 18, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Not why though

    by batzilla

  • This film will stray so far from the tone and story of the FM/CC mini series, I can see it already.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    There's been a great Wolverine movie

    by bluebottle

    It was X-Men 2.

  • his short but sweet cameo in First Class was a highlight. Reboot X-Men but keep Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

  • July 18, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    WHY IS NO ONE TALKING DARK KNIGHT RISES EXCEPT ME?!

    by the artist formerly known as messi

    Movie was great but everyone complaining about Bane's voice made Nolan change the prologue where now he sounds very ADR.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Invisible cars and sex-innuendo spouting Halle Berry

    by Darth Macchio

    I actually tend to agree that Bronson as Bond never wound up being as good as he should have been nor as the movies should have been given his talent and almost perfect evolution of the more Roger Moore aspects of the character. Whichever one had Halle Berry in it and that stupid invisible car just killed the whole thing for me. Berry only spoke in sexual innuendos (that's all I recall - not a single line of non-sexual-innuendo dialog throughout tho I'm sure she said at least something outside of a sexual context at some point). And the invisible car? Bah! The writing and predictably imaginative styling of a teenage boy! Oh and my guess is Jessica Biel just watched "Origins:Wolverine" last weekend and had second thoughts. Not like she's got a career narrating HBO sports specials and documentaries waiting for her.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck?

    by MaxTheSilent

  • July 18, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    More excited for Aronofsky's Noah's Ark flick at this point

    by Chris

  • July 18, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    messi2 it is because it comes out on the 20th in the US, so please:

    by the Green Gargantua

    STOP TYPING AND FIND A BOARD WITH THE WORDS "SPOILER LOADED" hanging over it

  • July 18, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The viper is coming; five seventy-five

    by cyberuck

  • July 18, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    which means someday we could get a real Phoenix saga

    by the Green Gargantua

  • yea this is a flaming turd.

  • TOO BAD ABOUT BIEL THOUGH

  • July 18, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    twice

    by the Green Gargantua

  • July 18, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Krysten Ritter would be a great viper.

    by cookylamoo

  • I would almost except re-casting Storm, giving her a mohawk and putting her in the film because of her history with Yukio. At least that would prove that this asshole has read a comic.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    *accept

    by the Green Gargantua

  • July 18, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Jessica did bring a lot of weight to her role in "Stealth"

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Especially when she started taking on the North Korean army......she was able to show a range from,"mildly scared," all the way to, "really scared."

  • July 18, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Wolverine crosses paths with Viper in X-men 173

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    It comes after the Miller miniseries, but still focuses on the wedding arc. I'm equally parts embarrassed and impressed I know that.

  • July 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Good Godammit!!

    by rhizomeman

  • July 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    THANK GOD.... Biel is a horrible actress and she is NOT hot.

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    seriously, I never saw the appeal. Unattractive, bland acting...

  • July 18, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Jubba...I like Rhona Mitra a lot, but if not...

    by PJ

    ...they could go with Shannyn Sossamon. That said...Viper will, hopefully, be a fairly minor character. I am very encouraged by the casting already done, especially Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen.

  • Hey folks, Harry here with an update on the news that broke earlier about Jessica Biel joining the cast of the latest Hugh Jackman Wolverine film. While it is true that Jessica Biel was offered the role of Viper in the next chapter of the Wolverine franchise, it seems the veracity of the report that Ms. Biel actually accepted the part is now in question. Word on the street is that she got cold feet and turned the role down. No word yet on WHY she turned it down. Did she hate the script? The director? Maybe she reeled at the thought of coming under the microscope of geek culture. Only time will tell. Or not. Whatever the case may be, after the last installment, I can see how they might be having trouble lining everything up for this iteration of Wolverine. So, the film that was once guaranteed to be amazing--one directed by Darren Aronofsky and with Jessica Biel slinking across the screen as Viper--will now have to live in the transitory confines of our imaginations, an alternate universe, "what if" version for all geeks to ponder and lament. Ultimately, if you're like me, you're still waiting on a great Hugh Jackman WOLVERINE film. I just hope this isn't like Pierce Brosnan's run as James Bond, where he had shining moments as Bond, but never quite found the the great James Bond vehicle that would have allowed him to become the great James Bond that most of us felt he should have been. Not his fault, just the tone and place of the franchise at that time. So - who plays VIPER if not Biel?

  • July 18, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Anybody remember her in Blade Trinity?

    by Chris

    Anybody remember Blade Trinity at all?

  • July 18, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    What about Bianca Kajlich?

    by jellypop

    I dunno.... I'm trying....

  • July 18, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Why not ASK her why she didn't take it?

    by AlienFanatic

    I mean, Harry, this is supposed to be a site with some "pull," isn't it? Call up Biel's rep and see if they're willing to explain. Worst case, it's almost certain they'd fall back on the old "scheduling conflicts" chestnut, but then the article would seem more like journalism and less like you lifted the rumors from other sites. I am not, and never have been, a fan of Biel. She's not horrible, but I have never her as terribly interesting or appealing. As a nitpick, "...the transitory nature of our imaginations having Jessica Biel slink across the screen as Viper" makes absolutely no sense. Transitory just means that you're moving from one state to another. Nothing about her moving across the screen is "transitory" unless you are simply saying she's moving from point A to point B, in which case you're simply repeating yourself. You're trying too hard. Just keep the flowers in the vase and say something like "In a more promising alternate universe, where Darren Aronofsky was still helming the pic, perhaps Jessica would have stuck around long enough for us to enjoy seeing her slink across the screen as Viper. As it stands, we have no idea why she pulled away from the project, but the rumor is that she got cold feet." Ah. Much better.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Good call darth_sedentary

    by Brian Mullett

    Mitra is hot, and I think Shannyn Sossamon should be in everything ever.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Jackman said it was gonna be great!

    by ZOMBRE

    But Wolverine was absolutely unwatchable.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Kim Kardashian is available

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • July 18, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Right because a movie like Wolverine...

    by RainesMaker

    is beneath Jessica.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Biel would have been amazing in the role...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...if she had a bottomless scene.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I heard that they are in talks for a

    by TheGangBangTheory

    black wolverine. Can you say "Big Willie Style?"

  • ...X2 was the first and last Wolverine movie that will offer anything resembling Logan.

  • ...well, I guess you can't rape the willing. Really though, can you think of worse interpretation of Dracula? At least when he wasn't in Ray Harryhausen/Skeletor mode.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    And Wolverine was worse than Batman & Robin...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...how could anyone still have excitement for this dud?

  • July 18, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Biel is a horrible actress

    by cory

    Unless I happen to be the casting director about to tap that fine ass. Then she gets the big role of nonspeaking extra 3.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Honestly, an old looking Hugh Jackman is best.

    by parissun

    Hugh works in the Wolverine role to me. But honestly the guy is a little too good looking for the role. I like a rough aged Wolverine. Wolverine ages slowly, he's not immortal.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Apparently, TOTAL SHIT REMAKE was good enough for her.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • July 18, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Jack

    by 11dayempire

  • July 18, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Hahahahaha!

    by Dead_Geek

    This film will never be made! Hahahahaha!

  • July 18, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Somehow I don't think she's picky about scripts...

    by nephilim138

    since much of what she does is total shit.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Jolene Blalock or Maggie Q

    by TheEdge

    Jolene because she looks like Angelina Jolie and hasn't been in anything significant in years OR Maggie Q because I like her in "Nikita."

  • July 18, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Jackman won't leave Wolverine any time soon…

    by 11dayempire

    He's the godparent of Rupert Murdoch's child, and Murdoch owns the studio that owns X-Men. So he pretty much owns the role for as long as he wants it. He has the clout.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Total Shit?

    by Bill Howard

    I love when people call a movie shit before they even see it. Those are the people that give people who really love movies a bad name. And for my money, Pierce Brosnan made one of the best Bond movies ever, Goldeneye. Tomorrow Never Dies and World is Not Enough were fun but missed the mark and Die Another Day was bad, but Goldeneye holds up with the best Bonds for me.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The very idea that they thought about her for Viper is Awful

    by chien_sale

    And it shows how a bad and misguided and confused a movie production it is. Viper is not a hair head like Biel, she's rather not that physical either. Viper is a cerebral/manipulative character, there's some depth there.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    James Mangold?

    by Bill Howard

    I don't get the hate for Mangold, he has made some fantastic films. Copland, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma were all excellent.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Oh, and…

    by 11dayempire

    …isn't First Class 2 an adaptation of Days of Future Past? Sounds like they're trying to shoehorn Wolverine in there, while papering over the continuity gaffes in the first film.

  • July 18, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    anyone would be an up grade from her cardboard acting

    by j2talk

  • July 18, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    It's all Justin Timberlake's fault

    by Somerichs

    Left to her own devices, she never would have turned this down in a million years.

  • July 18, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Brosnan's Bond? GoldenEye- BEST bond EVER

    by j2talk

    Connery iconic Bond but not smart enough all muscle and not enough brain,Moore-charm and IQ no muscle, Lazenby- passable,deserved a second shot, Dalton-cardboard acting,no charm Brosnan-dead on, Craig-good "spy" but not Bond, he is playing an older Jason Bourne not James Bond

  • July 18, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Olivia Munn

    by tim hall

    'Nuff said

  • July 18, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    heres a hint make it R

    by Creative

  • July 18, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Does anyone have Emily Blunt's number??

    by rocketeuropa

  • the reaction ranged from 'god no!' to 'meh, i guess she's pretty'. not what you want from a summer tent pole.

  • July 18, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    How about an actual COSTUME this time??

    by 3D-Man

    Even if its just for two minutes!! I know, I know, "Wolverine is not about the costume..." and "The costume won't make sense in this film..." and blah blah blah, but come on already! Would you have a Spider-Man movie with no costume? Of course not! I know it'll never happen, but it's fun to bitch anyway.

  • July 18, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Maggie Q could be great...

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Maggie Q could be great in several roles in a lost-in-translation Wolverine movie. I do question the thought of having an non-Hydra Hydra character like the Viper, however. If Fox can't gets the right to Hydra, they shouldn't even touch the roles that are connected to the organization. Now if Marvel wanted to negotiate the rights to pull the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man into the Avengers universe of movies, for Fox to use Hyrda and its villains in their movies, that would be an excellent way to tie all the Marvel movies into one universe.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Sorry, am I missing something ??????

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    "A film that at one point was guaranteed to be amazing......".... Ummm, please....guaranteed to be amazing? Wishful thinking (plus, do you have the ability to see into the future?), after the dire 'Wolverine' film....even X-Men:First Class was better, and even that wasn't great. And where and why does Brosnan come into it?......Brosnan, effectively got replaced (polite term for 'canned') by Craig, who was infinitely better in Casino Royale than Brosnan was in any of the Bond films that he was in....if anything you mean Daniel Craig in your strange analogy (above) - brilliant Royale, followed by mediocre Quantum......sometimes, I do wonder Harry...truly.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ.

    by vanchimera

    Couldn't you just say "rumors are false, Biel's not in the fucking movie." Not every news story has to be a fucking story.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    NO MORE HUGH JACKSON!

    by KGB3317

  • July 18, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Wolverine will have a costume this time.

    by EastcoastAvenger

    It will be explained as some sort of Ninja/Samurai war outfit thing.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    And just when we got The Kidd housebroken...

    by Logan_1973

    Harry forgets the picture.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Recast Wolverine....or make it wait

    by BacardiRocky

    If a new Wolverine film isn't made, will the character's rights revert back to Marvel? Or is the Wolverine/Logan character tied to the X-Men and thus never going back, so long as they continue to churn out crappy X-Movies.....

  • July 18, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    RE - j2talk

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    Lazenby - passable, deserved a second shot....

  • July 18, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    RE - j2talk

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    ....according to you.....he TURNED it down mate....Diamonds are Forever was awful anyway...

  • July 18, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Should have just adapted the WEAPON X graphic novel.

    by Saracen1

    R-rated, 90 minutes, film it for $50 million. It would be fantastic (and brutally violent)

  • July 18, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Jackman was fine

    by Katet19

    When he was all we had he showed promise when he wasn't allowed to speak too much but it'd be nice to start fresh. Get some gnarly hairy show tuneless little motherfucker who's not a 6'2 male model. If they had gotten statham right off of snatch before he turned into a little British Stallone he might have worked with some hair slapped on top of that head. Gerard butler used to have the right amount of snarl too before he started making romantic comedies. The closest Hackman has gotten in attitude was a cigar and an f bomb in first class

  • July 18, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Workprint, Part 2

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Yeah, who wouldn't want to be part of that production? Get agent on phone!

  • You know the world wants it. The thought of Jackman with that current Avengers cast is staggering.

  • July 18, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    defo go Rhona Mitra

    by Kakii

    as she makes my right arm hurt, hurt like a mother funker! ill be happy if they dont prison gang rape Wolverine like the first movie!

  • July 18, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    GoldenEye was an excellent Bond film

    by M. David

    If Brosnan's other movies had been roughly of that standard, we'd be talking about him being up there with Connery, rather than carping on about invisible cars and shit Madonna theme tunes. As it stands, he was a really good Bond who did the best he could with sub-par material.

  • July 18, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    She was awesome in Green Lantern as love interest

    by Himbo

    Oh Shit. That was Blake Lively. OK. Whatever. Clones. Biel is not scared off a turd: Blade III Chuck & Larry A-team (which I liked at the time, but not enough to ever see again). I spent 30 minutes watching Wolverine on fastforward TiVo. It was too much. Agree with the guy previous who said there was a good Wolverine movie: XMen2. Not a good movie, but head and shoulders above Wolverine. My prob with Wolverine was really Liev Schreiber. I look at him and feel like I could kick his ass.

  • July 18, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Goldeneye is genuinely great...

    by ODM

    Nice cold war feel, cool b-plot plot 'n' characters... his other flicks suck balls, though. I mean, man, Tomorrow Never Dies is total gash. Die Another Day (shite) is shit (shite).

  • Instead of just a good film, good story with the character. Seriously though, aren't the same guys who wrote the last 6 bond films still writing them? They can do some good stuff. However bring them in to punch up a worth script or story. Some of the non flemming books have been quite decent. Just make one of them. Or re-adapt from elements removed for the original adaptions of the flemming books. Oh Wolverine... They need to get someone that does serious films. Let Jackman bring the humour only from his natural charm. Not from the script. Or go left field get someone like Brad Bird to go more serious.

  • July 18, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    who plays VIPER if not Biel?

    by Mick

    Literally ANYBODY. Insert female ingenue's name here. Hugh Jackman wasn't a known name before he got Wolverine, so why can't the same thing happen for the unknown actress who plays Viper?

  • July 18, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    good, biel is awful

    by rogerdodger21

    yes, she's nice to look at, but let's look at the facts - she was a pretty face on a tired family show who got TMZ-ish attention by showing some skin in a magazine and suddenly got famous for this publicity machine stunt. since then - has not been in one film that i would ever choose to see again, and she's made a lot of movies. i need my leading ladies to have some discernible personality. she's pretty interchangeable with any attractive actress with brown hair.

  • July 18, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    So HARRY... is this a new thing...

    by truedog67

    capitalizing the names of the characters? I don't recall reading about BATMAN and BANE in the new BATMAN movie featuring BATMAN and BANE with CATWOMAN and BANE as the villains and COMMISSIONER GORDON... So... just checking... is this a new thing?

  • July 18, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I second the Rhona Mitra casting suggestion.

    by Ted Knight

    Cast her in anything actually. She has went M.I.A. and that's a shame because she really has (TA)lent worth exploiting. jeez, could I have made that more obvious

  • July 18, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I don't get all the hate for the 1st Wolverine either.

    by Ted Knight

    At least it was better than Elektra.

  • July 18, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "...with the news that earlier news that came out.." ??

    by Dave underwood

    For fucks sake, can Harry write a coherent sentence?

  • July 18, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    why i won't see x-men films or any rebooted spiderman...

    by Finn

    the less money they make, the interests the studios are going to have in making these films. and if they don't make any films with these properties, the rights revert back to marvel studios to produce fully which is where they belong. we're not going to ever see an avengers reboot. it won't happen, yet sony and fox will continue to reboot dead horses for money.

  • They do it for actors all the time. This is needed

  • July 18, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    RE - stargrove

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    Rhona Mitra.....has (TA)lent....

  • July 18, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    re - STARGROVE

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    At least Wolverine was better than Elektra....

  • July 18, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Third attempt to post to Stargrove...

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    At least Wolverine was better than Elektra....

  • July 18, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    At least Wolverine was better than Elektra....

  • July 18, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Sort this site out...one line out of ten 'posted'...

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

  • July 18, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    At least Wolverine was better than Elektra....

  • July 18, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Fuck Wolverine

    by Phategod2

    The most 1 dimensional Character in the X-men universe, never have I cared less for any A list character, and ever since his official origin has been released I care even less. I'd much rather see the origin of Cable, but that would cost Fox too much money. Hell I would honestly rather see a Origin movie of Cyclops, then watch another second of the most overhyped character in the Marvel universe. Now What would really be interesting is if they make that Deadpool comedy.

  • That Origins movie was garbage from what I remember. Marvel doesn't always have the greatest films, but they never seem to do worse than average, if not better (at least lately). I found it surprising how bad that Wolverine movie was, how they could allow that to happen. It seemed to me Marvel tackled the problem when they hired a director like Darren Aronofsky. Once he dropped, they should have gone out and gotten someone else of that caliber. Now it just seems they're making the same mistakes again. Disappointing, I feel like Wolverine could be big for them. Hopefully they don't screw it up. Again.

  • July 19, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Jessica Biel for Wonder Woman.

    by Nick

    Make it so, Number 1.

  • July 19, 2012, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Serinda Swan

    by Count Screwface

  • July 19, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    @transhuman

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    unfortunately fox has the grab on wolverine, if marvel studios got hold of wolverine i would quite literally shit my pants, but i dont usually shit my pants so....

  • July 19, 2012, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I am the Viper. I've come to vash and vipe your vindows.

    by Fries Against

  • They wouldn't need much make-up either.

  • July 19, 2012, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Maggie Q as Viper

    by Bop N Rumble

    That would be the best choice. She always reminded me of Viper. She should have been the first choice right away.

  • July 19, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Just re-read the stories before posting them...

    by Uga

    All I ask.

  • July 19, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Haven't seen Dredd yet

    by Ben

    But if it's how the reviews describe it, give that guy a wolverine movie. Though I do love 3:10 to yuma, see how this pans out.. Gonna need something awful good to wash the taste of the previous one away..

  • July 19, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    @ darth busey

    by jellypop

    Oh yeah... and Jessica Biel has the all the acting smarts of a tea pot. Who needs great acting in a role that will likely be wasted anyway? You want depth in a Wolverine movie? I must be wanting something different.

  • July 19, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    There's rumors

    by Gabe Athouse

    Jesus.

  • July 19, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    so who should replace Jackman in the reboot?

    by Burnam

    i honestly can't think of anyone i would feel could do the role of wolverine properly... someone that short? i mean, wolverine is supposed to be what? 5'6"? 5'7"? short guy. and just stoopid muscular. and total fur ball. and very intelligent in a super spy kind of way. fluent in several languages (if memory serves)...and total rage-aholic. i really can't think of any actor that could properly play that role, and fit the ideal physique standards. i really never understood why they didn't play with perception and camera angles more to make Jackman look shorter. or even in the 'origins' movie, or at least made shriever look bigger. i got nothing.

  • July 19, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Josh Brolin

    by Ben

    Wait a few years and do old man logan

  • July 19, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Gina Carano

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • I know this is a big nerd site and most nerds giggle out of embarrassment at the thought of girls but really, it's okay to show a pretty girl. Especially inacase like this when reporting on something that DIDN'T happen rather than actual news. And anyone who says Jessica Biel is "average" and just another "pretty girl" and nothing special ether has crazy high insane standards, is lying to himself, or is so angry at women (especially hot ones) that it clouds his judgment. This Is anything but average: http://www.hdwallpapersarena.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/jessica_biel_02.jpg

  • July 19, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Jackman's age...

    by schreck

    How can people say he's getting too old? Seems to me he's just now after more than a decade arrived at a solid age to do the character justice. I never could figure why they put out a casting call for X1 seeking a late 20's, early 30's actor. Logan was always the grizzled middle-aged looking guy to me. Yes the healing factor slows his aging, but not that much (the man's more than 100). Of course, the height still bothers me...

  • July 19, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    friesagainst , fucker you beat me to it!

    by Stalkeye

    Classic GIJ episode BTW.

  • July 19, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Harry nitpiks the Dark Knight Rises because

    by crazybubba

    Batman didn't use his utility belt and Bane does morph into a giant steriod freak but loves a 6 foot tall Wolverine who loves dancing to show tunes. whatever.

  • July 19, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    doesn't

    by crazybubba

  • July 19, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Wolverine's cool in small doses

    by cromulent

    Cameo in 1st Class was great. Cameo in Avengers 2 would be awesome. But a whole movie seems excessive.

  • July 19, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Why do I still come to this site

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Word is, and you never quite can trust it, that Jessica got cold feet.

  • July 19, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I guess you're TMZ now

    by VoiceOfSaruman

  • July 19, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    @rdeckard

    by Chris

    Isn't it maddening that someone with the writing ability of a middle school flunky has a popular and successful website whose writers can attend comic conventions and travel the world to mingle with movie stars on the sets of films like The Hobbit?

  • July 19, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    @rdeckard

    by Chris

    I found it maddening for a while, but now I've come to accept it. After all, the guy has to say The Dark Knight Rises sucks just to get people to read his 'writing.' Pretty sad.