Coming on the heels of the news that Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Will Yun Lee had been cast to costar with Hugh Jackman in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel (cleverly titled The Wolverine, in case you might forget what it’s about), is breaking news today that Jessica Biel might be joining the cast as one of the Big Bad’s of the film.

Apparently, Biel has been approached to play the character Viper, who is part of a larger terrorist organization known as HYDRA.  /Film points out that in the Wolverine comics, Viper blackmails Wolverine into marrying her (because, you know, being married to Jessica Biel is something you’d have to be forced into).  And while the blackmail marriage is all part of Viper’s overarching plan to build a criminal empire in madripoor, Viper suggests she does indeed have a soft spot for the fuzzy little guy.

No word yet as to whether or not Biel will take the part, but you can catch her soon enough in the Total Recall remake, which hits theaters on August 3, 2012.

The Wolverine will focus on, you guessed it, Wolverine, as the rogue hero travels to Japan, falls in love, and experiences grave tragedy (you know what we mean if you’ve read the comics).

What do you think of The Wolverine news?