Jessica Biel has pulled out of the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It was reported last week that the Total Recall star had been set to play the role of Viper in the movie.

However according to the Hollywood Reporter Biel has since dropped out of the role as talks between her and Twentieth Century Fox broke down with cold feet given as the reason for her quick departure. Other actresses are now being considered for the role.

Production on the film is set to start in Australia next month. Hugh Jackman is set to return to his role as Wolverine and will be joined by an international cast Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto.