A Wrinkle in Time: 5 Spectacular Facts and Our LA Premiere Exclusive!

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Time travel, plus Oprah? Well, heck just beam us up already! Disney’s newest flick, A Wrinkle in Time is coming to a theater near you and we’ve got all the  AMAZING details to get you primed and ready!

First up, we have coverage of the star-studded Los Angeles premiere. The red carpet event took place at the El Capitan Theater. However, if fashion is not your bag or you just want to get right to our movie intel scroll on down to the second subheading. Enjoy!

A Wrinkle in Time: 5 Spectacular Facts and Our LA Premiere Exclusive

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The Celebrity: Storm Reid

Wearing: A custom design by COACH.

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The Celebrity: Ava DuVernay

Wearing: A custom pink Cushnie et Ochs gown accessorized with H. Stern jewels and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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The Celebrity: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Wearing: A gown by Vionnet.

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The Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey

Wearing: Stunning blue dress along with the Tyler Ellis “The Lily” Clutch.

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The Celebrity: Chris Pine

Wearing: A Giorgio Armani suit.

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The Celebrity: Tessa Thompson

Wearing: A custom Miu Miu gown and Judith Leiber clutch.

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The Celebrity: Angela Bassett

Wearing: A glitzy Greta Constantine design along with Loriblu shoes and Norman Silverman jewelry.

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The Celebrity: Reese Witherspoon

Wearing: A custom Michael Kors gown.

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The Celebrity: Tracee Ellis Ross

Wearing: A floral Michael Kors design.

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The Celebrity: Mindy Kaling

Wearing: Custom Greta Constantine gown and Belladora Jewelry.

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The Celebrity: Janelle Monae

Wearing: A chic fuchsia pant suit from the Wolk Morais Spring/Summer 2018 collection as well as Emm Kuo clutch.

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The Celebrity: Yara Shahidi

Wearing: A peachy pastel tone dress from the Chanel Spring 2018 RTW (Ready to Wear) collection along with Christian Louboutin shoes.

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The Celebrity: Marsai Martin

Wearing: A tiered, floor length gown by Cinq a Sept.

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So why should young girls and boys flock to go see Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time? The film’s award-winning director, Ava DuVernay, hit us with all the details as well as several fascinating reasons. From it’s significance in the continuance of pushing for more diversity in Hollywood; to it’s pure relatable premise. Ava says,

“Look closely. That’s a girl. A girl of color. Saving the universe. Heroes come in all shapes and colors and walks of life.

In fact, heroes look just like you, reading this right now. Something to remember in these trying times. Our hero played impeccably by Storm [also appeared] on the Barnes and Noble exclusive Wrinkle in Time cover [which hit] stores on October 3rd (2017) in advance of the film’s March 9 release.

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[Nevertheless] the first image I had in my mind was to place a brown girl in the role of Meg. A girl traveling to different planets and encountering beings and situations that I’d never seen a girl of color in. I was interested in that and in a heroine that looked like the girls I grew up with.

[My daughter] Mali. She’s the true reason I made Wrinkle in Time. So she could see a girl with brown skin and eclectic tastes who is the brightest star in the universe. Just like her.”

Simply amazing! However, now that you know why the film was made and got to see some gorgeous red carpet fashion. Scroll on to learn 5 other super cool Wrinkle in Time facts!

A Wrinkle in Time- It’s A Barbie Baby!

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Oh baby yeah! Wrinkle in Time is not just an amazing movie about to be released. The new Disney flick has also produced a collection of Barbie dolls based on the film’s inspiring characters.

There are dolls for Mrs. Which (played by Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (played by Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (played by Mindy Kaling). Lead actress Storm Reid says she’s, “In love with the new Wrinkle in Time dolls. My Mrs.’s look incredible, strong, and fierce.”

Nonetheless, Reid is not alone. Director Ava DuVernay is also proud and excited over the dolls. Regarding them she mentions,

“When Disney makes Barbies of your movie’s characters and you just want to stare at them all day in disbelief; because you loved Barbies as a girl but never had any like these.”

Isn’t that the truth! However, want one of these dolls or want to gift someone with one? The dolls are now available for purchase and you can find them online at Toys R’ Us, Walmart as well as shopdisney.com. Each Doll retails for between $50-$55.

A Wrinkle in Time- Her-story in the Making

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Did you know the making of this very movie marked a huge achievement in Hollywood history? Many are not aware. However, with A Wrinkle in Time, Ava is the first woman of color to direct a $100 million film.

Sad, yet a reason to still be happy. Upward movement means more opportunities in the future. Furthermore, with the wild success of Disney’s Black Panther; black directors are steadily showcasing that their skills can pull in the big bucks too. Black Panther alone broke several box office records and made over $700 million dollars in just a mere 10 days.

Nevertheless, what does DuVernay have to say about this movie milestone? In a true display of humility, Ava pays respects to the many black directors that helped pave the way. Speaking on being the first black female director of a 100 million budget movie she states,

“Not the first woman of color capable. Not by a long shot. This should have happened a long time ago with Julie Dash; or Euzhan Pacly or Kathleen Collins or Neema Barnette. We need more. And more. And more.

More voices. More kinds and creeds and colors of filmmakers. Thanks to Disney for making it so. And saluting my sister filmmakers. Onward for all of us.”

A Wrinkle in Time- Sade Plays a Part!

Well, not in the film itself, but will be apart of the movie’s soundtrack. The sultry singer’s melodic voice can be heard during an original song. How did Sade come to be apart of this Disney movie’s music? Looks like Ava once again worked her magic!

Recently, DuVernay took to social media to reveal the Sade news to fans. On the Twitter platform she revealed,

“I never thought she’d say yes, but I asked anyway. She was kind and giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget.

Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for a Wrinkle in Time. It’s entitled, “Flower of the Universe.” And it’s a dream come true.

A Wrinkle in Time- So it’s a Classic

What is now a film, started off as a book. Wrinkle in Time was penned by author, Madeleine L’Engle. The book was originally released back in 1962. Moreover, L’Engle was an American writer known for not only A Wrinkle in Time but it’s sequels such as A Wind in the Door.

The story of Meg and her brother Charles evolves around a tesseract. A tesseract is  a “wrinkle in time.” In the book, a visitor from another realm and dimension interrupts Meg, her brother and mother thus leading the children to begin an exciting quest. We’ll stop there so as not to spoil anything; but knowing that there are additional books in the series; we are confident that if this film is successive Disney will bring the subsequent story lines to life as well.

A Wrinkle in Time- Time Travel That Will Make You Want to Travel

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Big budget films means cool effects, A-list actors and of course being able to shoot at some of the most eye-popping locales around the globe! In order to achieve dramatic, unforgettable scenery and visuals the cast took a few trips.

Where did they go? Locations were scouted throughout mesmerizing New Zealand as well as the infamous Redwood Forest in northern California. Ava describes sights that took her breath away. She mentions, “lakes are so blue they look like crystal clear pool water. Everywhere you turn there is some new jewel of nature –just shining, being gorgeous.” Man, now we really want to see this film even more! Therefore, don’t forget to go see it with all your friends when it drops March 9th.

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