Despite earlier reports that Jessica Biel is in talks to join James Mangold's in "The Wolverine" as Viper, the actress will not take part in the project.
Deadline reports that talks fell apart and Mangold's meeting with other actresses for the part. Christopher McQuarrie scripts alongside Mark Bomback, based on the Marvel comic book by Chris Claremonth and Frank Miller.
Hiroyuki Sanada jhas previously joined the film playing master swordsman Shingen, a yakuza crime boss, Brian Tee is in as corrupt minister of justice Noburo Mori, and Will Yun Lee plays The Silver Samurai.
Mangold signed on to helm The Wolverine after the dropping out of Darren Aronofsky.
Read more about The Wolverine character, courtesy of Marvel.