Originally Posted by Dark Raven
Viper was a Spider-Woman villain, as was Silver Samurai. However Samurai is probably tied up with Fox and X-Men.
Viper wasn't as big a Spider-Woman villain as Morgan Le Fay. However, there were once rumours that actually Viper might have been Jessica's real mother, not Meriam Drew. I'd say there was a resemblance. However, Viper has black hair. Jessica's black hair is dyed or a wig in earlier issues. Her real hair colour is a reddish brown.
Except this movie would be about Spider-Woman's origin and Spider-Woman's origin is tied to Hydra at this point. Viper makes more sense in a origin story then Morgan does.
Sometimes you can't start out with with the hero's nemesis in the first film. Mandarin is Iron Man's nemesis, But the film makers with Iron Monger as the villain from the first film.
As for whether Viper should Spider-Woman's mother, that plot point only work in a movie if Viper were in her 40s. So it depends whether the studio will want to have two woman in their 20s fight or one woman in her 20s and another in her 40s.