Olivia Wilde Picked To Helm Marvel Movie For Sony, Ben Affleck’s Role In ‘The Flash’ & Henry Cavill Shares New Photo From ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Set

Movie and TV news roundup: Actress and director Olivia Wilde directing a superhero movie, Ben Affleck’s significant role in ‘The Flash’, and new image from the set of ‘The Witcher’ season 2 shows a bruised Geralt.
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Olivia Wilde joins the female directors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Olivia Wilde to direct a Marvel movie for Sony
Olivia Wilde to direct a Marvel movie for Sony

Variety reports that the Booksmart director has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to develop and direct an untitled Marvel film for the studio.

Neither Sony nor Marvel has spoken further about the announcement but there have been speculations that the former has been planning a movie that will focus on the Spider-Woman character.

Marvel's Spider-woman

The upcoming film will be written by Booksmart scribe Katie Silberman and producing will be Amy Pascal. Rachel O’Connor will serve as an executive producer.

Olivia Wilde made her directorial debut with Booksmart (2019), a movie that was critically acclaimed and earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.

Ben Affleck’s role in Andy Muschietti’s is reportedly a significant one…

Ben Affleck returning as Batman in THE FLASH movie
Ben Affleck returning as Batman in movie

It came as an unexpected surprise when it was revealed yesterday that Affleck would return as the Caped Crusader in the forthcoming superhero film.

Now, Muschietti in a chat with Vanity Fair mentioned that Affleck’s role will be a “substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie.”

Ben Affleck as Batman
Ben Affleck as Batman
Director Andy Muschietti
Director Andy Muschietti

His words:

“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in. He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there.”

The Witcher star shares a behind-the-scenes photo of a bloody and dirty Geralt…

Henry Cavill

The second season of the hit series commenced filming in the early part of this year but had to be halted when the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe.

Season 2 resumed shooting last week, with several safety protocols put in place for the cast and crew, with showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirming that the delay was beneficial as it allowed the writers to perfect the scripts and streamline the emotional arcs of the characters.

Henry Cavill as Geralt
as Geralt

Cavill has uploaded a new set photo from the set; a selfie in the makeup chair, looking bruised and bloody after a day of shooting.

See the post below:

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