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New A Wrinkle in Time poster draws us into its folds

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Nov 17, 2017

Director Ava DuVernay is currently hard at work breathing life into A Wrinkle in Time, the upcoming movie based on the beloved Madeleine L’Engle novel, the first book in the Time Quintet, and now Disney has unfolded the latest poster for the hotly anticipated film.

Here we see our protagonists in what appears to be folds of paper. Otherworldly characters Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) are prominently featured here, although in the books, it’s clear the real heroes are humans Meg Murray and her young, wise brother Charles Wallace.

To the left of Mrs. Whatsit is our heroine Meg (Storm Reid), and above her, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe). At the top right of the poster, upside down, is Calvin (Levi Miller), who becomes a friend of Meg’s, and later, more than a friend.

In the middle of it all is Meg’s father, Dr. Alexander Murray (Chris Pine). He’s the center of the plot as well: Dr. Murray has been missing for years, and Meg and her family learn he is trapped on the planet of Camazotz. Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin go off to rescue him.

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In a press release, Disney says that the film will "[take] audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light."

In addition, Good Morning, America posted a first look at the new trailer on Twitter. Sadly, it doesn’t contain any new footage.
 

A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9, 2018.