These new “Wrinkle in Time” posters are trippy, terrific, and totally have us psyched
If we were to embark on an emotionally-charged journey into an alternate dimension, there aren’t many people we’d want there to guide us more than Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah. Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay and the rest of the team behind the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time adaptation were clearly way ahead of us there. They cast the three women in the vital roles of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, respectively. And they’re joined by rising young star Storm Reid in an eye-popping new set of A Wrinkle in Time posters.
Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked about it!
We’ll get to revisit the whimsical sci-fi world author Madeline L’Engle brought to life in our middle school heads — starting March 9th. Until then, we’ll have to rely on exciting peeks like the below to psych ourselves up.
In this new artwork, each of the three women, and newcomer Reid, get their own poster, and on each poster, the ladies absolutely own their images.
Oprah looks regal and stoic as Mrs. Which, with her jeweled eyebrows and emulating wisdom. Witherspoon’s Mrs. Whatsit rocks red locks and an intense gaze. As Mrs. Who, Kaling offers up a colorful outfit and a slight smile. Reid’s poster captures Meg’s energy and awe. All four posters are wrapped in what looks like a cloak of rippling water.
The Mrs-es come into play in the story to help Meg (Reid), her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine). The idea of three powerful women coming together comes up a lot in literature, DuVernay told Entertainment Weekly, so with Wrinkle, the director wanted to be sure to set her Mrs-es apart:
"I wondered, could we make them women of different ages, body types, races? Could we bring in culture, bring in history in their costumes? And in the women themselves, could we just reflect a fuller breadth of femininity?
The awesome posters clearly reflect that more nuanced story DuVernay was going for, and we’re guessing the movie will, too.