We are at the “Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm – Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” panel at D23 Expo, and so much has already gone down! The first pieces of news were regarding a film we are super excited for: A Wrinkle In Time!
The film is based on one of our favorite books, by Madeleine L’Engle, and is directed by Ava DuVernay, who made an appearance at the panel, along with some of the film’s stars: Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid!
Here are a few choice quotes from the cast:
Storm Reid on Oprah:
“Seeing Ms. Oprah work was magical because you could tell that she really loves what she does, and she made me feel comfortable. And she’s an amazing actress.”
Mindy Kaling on having to talk in riddles in the film, as Mrs. Who:
“As someone who is a chatterbox, I thought that was challenging.”
Chris Pine on Ava DuVernay:
“Within five minutes of meeting Ava I knew I was going to do it and it has everything to do with Ava’s focus and compassion and commitment.”
Reese Witherspoon on Ava DuVernay:
“I just thought this was so magical that Ava chose to put her beautiful direction towards this material and think about it in the way that is only Ava’s way. She sees the beauty in the whole world.”
With that, let’s watch this teaser trailer!
And here is the teaser poster for the film:
Everyone in the audience at the D23 Expo panel gets to take home one of these beautiful posters, which we learned when Oprah declared: “Everybody here gets a poster! You get a poster! You get a poster!” (This was the greatest moment of our lives, by the way. The crowd chanted “Oprah! Oprah! Oprah!” afterwards and we could not get enough!). Here’s that moment: