The Kidd here...
I'm not too sure why Jessica Biel decided to pass on the offer to play Viper in THE WOLVERINE, James Mangold's sequel to the not-very-good X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. (She should have grabbed the first thing available before the TOTAL RECALL remake, which I'm hearing is rather awful, sees the light of day in a couple of weeks and hurts whatever stock she has at the moment.)
In any event, 20th Century Fox isn't going to waste their time crying over spilled Biel, and has moved onto another candidate for the role - Sventlana Khodchenkova.
Twitch reports that the Russian actress who was most recently seen Stateside in TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is close to a deal with Fox to join their Wolverine sequel.
Gotta give some credit to Fox here in their desire to move quickly in getting THE WOLVERINE near production. Let's just hope they make much better choices this time around than they did for Hugh Jackman's first solo film as Logan.
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