More set photos surfaced online from The Wolverine, this time calling attention to actress Svetlana Khodchenkova in costume as Viper.
In the comic books, Viper is a professional terrorist and comes into conflict with many superheroes from the Avengers and X-Men universe. While in battle, she nearly killed Rogue and Storm on two separate occasions. Viper also managed to blackmail Wolverine into marrying her in order to secure her criminal empire, but after Wolverine demanded a divorce, it was revealed that Viper actually had real feelings for Wolverine.
No details from the actual screenplay have been released, therefore it’s not certain what direction director James Mangold is going with in terms of Wolverine and Viper’s relationship in the movie.
Viper’s abilities include super strength, speed, reflexes, agility, dexterity, coordination, balance, and endurance. She is highly skilled as a swordswoman.
Hugh Jackman stars as Wolverine, surrounded by co-stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.
The Wolverine hits theaters July, 2013, but in the meantime check out the photos below. Thoughts?