Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to Direct Captain Marvel

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made finding a female director for Captain Marvel a top priority

Boden and Fleck are well-known indie directors with credits like It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Mississippi Grind. Combo this with the fact that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made finding a female director for Captain Marvel a top priority so it’s win win for them.

THR has the scoop.

Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve wrote the script for the Marvel Studios film, which will be produced by Kevin Feige.

Boden and Fleck landed the job after an extensive search. Last summer, Marvel had whittled down its list of contenders to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria for the highly coveted helming gig, which will mark Marvel’s first female-centric tentpole. The studio was making the hiring of a woman a priority for the project.

Captain Marvel has a release date of March 8, 2019

Weekend Box Office Chart for April 14th to April 16th

The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious… let that sink in, eighth, destroyed it in the box office this weekend with rocking $100 million!

1. The Fate of the Furious $100.1 Total: $100.1
2. The Boss Baby $15.5 Total: $116.3
3. Beauty and the Beast $13.6 Total: $454.6
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village $6.5 Total: $24.7
5. Going in Style $6.3 Total: $23.3
6. Gifted $3.0 Total: $4.3
7. Get Out $2.9 Total: $167.5
8. Power Rangers $2.8 Total: $80.5
9. The Case for Christ $2.7 Total: $8.4
10. Kong: Skull Island $2.6 Total: $161.2

Just In: Thor Power of Mjolnir Tee

Thor Power T Shirt
Thor Power T Shirt

Thor Power T Shirt

“Are you worthy to wield Thor’s Mjolnir? Well now you can fashion yourself with you very own Mjolnir, while looking like you are a worthy adversary of Thor’s. Printed against a charcoal t-shirt, Thor’s Mjolnir stands out, looking like it fell right out of a Marvel Comic Book. Etched into the side of the Mjolnir are words “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR”! Slip this superhero t-shirt on and see if you truly are worthy to own your own Mjolnir.”

Weekend Box Office Chart for April 7th to April 9th

Smurfs Junk Food Shirts
Smurfs Junk Food Shirts

The really poorly made Smurfs: The Lost Village (39% Rotten Tomatoes) got pretty much crushed on it’s opening weekend. Take your kids to see Get Out… that’s kids friendly right?

1. The Boss Baby $26.3 Total: $89.3
2. Beauty and the Beast $25.0 Total: $432.3
3. Smurfs: The Lost Village $14.0 Total: $14.0
4. Going in Style $12.5 Total: $12.5
5. Ghost in the Shell $7.3 Total: $31.5
6. Power Rangers $6.2 Total: $75.1
7. Kong: Skull Island $5.8 Total: $156.5
8. Logan $4.0 Total: $218.0
9. Get Out $4.0 Total: $162.8
10. The Case for Christ $3.9 Total: $3.9

Weekend Box Office Chart for March 31st to April 2nd

Star Wars Vader Like A Boss T Shirt
Star Wars Vader Like A Boss T Shirt

Hmmm, not a great weekend for some of the new movies. Then again, none of them did all that well on Rotten Tomatoes anyway.

1. The Boss Baby $49.0 Total: $49.0
2. Beauty and the Beast $47.5 Total: $395.4
3. Ghost in the Shell $19.0 Total: $19.0
4. Power Rangers $14.5 Total: $65.0
5. Kong: Skull Island $8.8 Total: $147.8
6. Logan $6.2 Total: $211.8
7. Get Out $5.8 Total: $156.8
8. Life $5.6 Total: $22.3
9. CHiPs $4.0 Total: $14.3
10. The Zookeeper’s Wife $3.3 Total: $3.3