‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Watch First Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Movie

The first footage from Ava DuVernay’s highly-anticipated “A Wrinkle in Time” is finally here. Disney did the honors during its D23 Expo on Saturday.

DuVernay, the director of “Selma” and the documentary “13th,” among other projects, joined “A Wrinkle in Time” in Feb., 2016. The story follows a group of children as they travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing father. Storm Reid plays the oldest daughter, Meg Murray, in the movie.


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The rest of the star-studded cast includes Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, and Chris Pine, who all joined the stage to present “Wrinkle” alongside DuVernay and Reid. Zach Galifianakis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star, but were not in attendance.

In the trailer, Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dream” scores as Pine explains the mechanics of time travel, and space travel, for that matter. However, when his discoveries leave him the target of a kidnapping, it’s up to Reid to save the day. The 1:49 clip concludes with sweeping action shots and just enough plot to entice, but ultimately leave us guessing.

Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, is responsible for penning the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney.

Earlier in the weekend, Winfrey was honored as a Disney Legend. During her acceptance speech, the legendary actress spoke about the studio’s impact on her life. “Disney, ABC 7 let me be me,” she said of her long-running “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Disney has made several announcements during the D23 expo, including announcing two untitled animated movies and sharing updates on the “Wreck-it Ralph” sequel, “Incredibles 2,” “Toy Story 4,” and more.

“A Wrinkle in Time” is expected to hit theaters March 9, 2018. The teaser can be seen above.

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  1. William M Beard says:

    they act like this is the first live action wrinkle in time :/

  2. Anonymous says:

    A huge NO to the bindi look on Oprah. That is some ugly cultural appropriation of Hinduism.

  3. Sarah says:

    As a kid, I loved the “Wrinkle In Time” book. Read it at least 5 times. And I don’t recall the author describing Mrs. Which as looking like a Steampunk RuPaul.

    This looks awful. Plus it smells like a good book being twisted to serve an agenda. It looks like the producers were more more interested in promoting diversity, inclusion blah blah blah than in respecting the source material.

    I bet the book’s Christian elements were removed too. Because of course every group must be represented in this movie except Christians.

    I can’t believe that anyone who’s read and loved the book would want to see this. PASS.

  4. Kitcha says:

    Oprah… The movie should then just be called, “a wrinkle”.

  5. Nick says:

    It doesn’t look bad…certainly not worse than most trailers for blockbusters!

    I like the mixed-race cast, very unusual!

    Only Oprah is distracting, because she’s so famous, that you can’t see a ‘character’ other than Oprah.

    Let’s hope for the best!

    • cn says:

      What blockbusters? The flop type? This trailer feels a lot like Tomorrowland. It could still turn it around though. It’s still far from release.

  6. Bill B. says:

    It kinda has the look of one of those star studded vehicles that every now and then falls flat on it’s face.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Totally racist cultural appropriation with the bindis on Oprah. Why would Ava DuVernay steal from Indian/Hindu cutture like that?

  8. cn says:

    I was interested when I first heard of this movie. We won’t know how good the movie will be until it’s out but this trailer is a huge misfire. It’s not exciting or intriguing at all. So far, I have no desire to watch this film.

  9. Nick says:

    Absolutely awful. Good god, couldn’t they hire someone who can WRITE to :”pen the screenplay?” How cheap can Disney make a movie look? Just terrible. Epic Fail.

  10. Jane says:

    This is a story with a girl, Meg, as protagonist. Meg lives with her scientist mother and two brothers. She is assisted in rescuing her missing father by three women who are supernatural beings. The director of the film is a woman. Somehow, however, the trailer for the movie seems to feature only Chris Pine, consummate white dude. Where is the mother? How does Disney make Chris Pine look featured over Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon? WTH?!?!

    • millerfilm says:

      A country entirely composed of clinical psychologists would be needed to figure out the “thinking” at Disney. :-)

  11. Ellie says:


  12. P. Murt says:

    Yawn… can someone please use a different plot than “the world is in danger, and only YOU can save it” for once?

  13. Shawna "Fattie" Waldron says:

    oh my. It looks horrid. Absolutely horrid

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