Black Widow Comic-Con Panel

Black Widow is one of a handful of projects that we know is coming in the next era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film has been shooting for over a month overseas with director Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Lore) at the helm and Scarlett Johansson back in the lead role as the SHIELD agent turned Avenger. But even though the movie is currently in production, details have been kept under tight wraps. Thankfully, Marvel Studios finally pulled back the curtain a bit at San Diego Comic-Con.

Find out what we learned from the Black Widow Comic-Con panel below. Read More »

black widow movie

Marvel’s forthcoming Black Widow movie and MGM’s 25th installment in the long-running James Bond franchise are both moving towards production this year. While Marvel’s spy thriller starring Scarlett Johansson likely won’t be in front of cameras until this summer, the next 007 mission with Daniel Craig is looking to start shooting in April. But before either of them get in front of cameras, they’re getting rewrites from new scribes. Read More »

Black Widow Movie Director

We don’t know much about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers 4, but we do know this much: the future is female. After Captain Marvel shatters the MCU’s glass ceiling next near, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow will take center stage in her own solo movie and now we know who will direct it: Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland.

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Black Widow director

Marvel is narrowing down their search for a Black Widow director. Reports indicate several female filmmakers are on the shortlist to helm the film, but Australian director Cate Shortland might be the finalist.

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Berlin Syndrome

“Be careful who you trust” seems to be the overarching theme of Berlin Syndrome, a new suspense thriller from director Cate Shortland that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) as an Aussie photographer who, while on vacation in Berlin, hits it off with a charming local (Max Riemelt). But things quickly go south when he locks her in his apartment and won’t let her leave. Watch the Berlin Syndrome trailer below. Read More »

Berlin Syndrome

Given that the Sundance Film Festival consists of literally hundreds of screenings, it’s an inevitability that something will go wrong at some of them. On Friday night, the world premiere of Cate Shortland‘s Berlin Syndrome was hit with spectacularly bad luck when the DCP projection froze roughly 5 or 10 minutes before the ending, leaving star Teresa Palmer to explain the ending to a bemused audience.  Read More »

Lore is quickly becoming one of the more talked-about indies of the year. Australian director Cate Shortland (Somesault) made the film, and co-wrote the film with Robin Mukherjee, based on part of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room.

The film follows a young woman and her siblings as they flee to safety across ruined Germany in the wake of Hitler’s death. Their parents were fervent Nazis, and as the children cross their country, they face horrific truths about what has been done in the name of the cause their parents believed in.

This trailer for Lore shows off the film’s often exquisite cinematography, and will give you a sense of how that journey plays out. Read More »