I may have sprained my fangirl muscles this week, and Comic-Con hasn't even begun yet.
One of the major reasons for my flailing is Entertainment Weekly's exclusive first look and Saturday's release of the phenomenal teaser trailer for A Wrinkle In Time at the D23 Expo, directed by the Oscar and now Emmy-nominated Ava DuVernay (Note: The 13th director and Queen Sugar director is always courting greatness, and by helming this film, she became the first black woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million).
A Wrinkle In Time, Disney's theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's award-winning science-fiction novel, follows a young girl though space and time on a journey to rescue her father from the enigmatic darkness.
The first thing you'll notice about the teaser (above) is its stunning roster of stars is one of the most diverse and eclectic in recent memory, featuring newcomer Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bellamy Young and more. Hollywood, this is how films should be cast.
The trailer zips and zooms from one stunning vignette after another laid over a haunting cover of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams." Even Meg's ordinary school life is heightened by vibrant colors and a lurid slo-mo. And if that's not enough to stoke emotion or full-body goosies, a be-wigged Oprah (lookin' like Storm's badass, cool Auntie), encourages a cherub-faced Meg to "be a warrior."
For women, this is meaningful. For women and girls of color--a sect whooly ignored by sci-fi and fantasy entertainment--this is revolutionary and moving beyond words. I suddenly had the urge to fight everbody with love, light and black girl magic. Come the film's release in March 2018--mere weeks after Black Panther--I just might be ready.
I wasn't the only one thrilled by this trailer. A Wrinkle In Time broke the internet on Saturday. Check out some of Twitter's reactions below:
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