On Tuesday evening, A Wrinkle in Time and New Gods director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter with a major Star Wars announcement, though it wasn't about herself. For the first time in the franchise's history, a black woman will direct a significant portion of a Star Wars film. Her name is Victoria Mahoney; remember it.
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It's been about 15 to 20 years since I've read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. I've carried the 1962 novel with me throughout my entire life. It's travelled across four state moves, from coast to coast, forever a reminder of the girl I once was and the person I became. Now, as director Ava DuVernay defines her vision of the scifi novel on the big screen, I've decided to look back at the book that helped define me. (And I knew exactly where on my bookshelf it was.)
Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by 26 different publishers when she first began shopping the book around in the early '60s. There were many reasons given: Too complicated, too adult, and no one reads books with young female leads. Now, 55 years later, Ava DuVernay's live-action adaptation of the book is making a similar point about young, black girls deserving a chance to be a part of the sci-fi cultural canon.
Filming on director Ava DuVernay's new movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L'Engle's book, wrapped yesterday. This is something you would be very aware of if you follow DuVernay on Twitter, because she tweeted out a huge amount of images and behind-the-scenes photos to celebrate it.
Video: The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector's edition treatment on November 2, and we've already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned that one of J.J. Abrams' filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful.
Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay's Disney film based on Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen's Jennifer Lee. This isn't a huge surprise, really -- Winfrey was in Selma, DuVernay's highly-acclaimed previous feature, so it makes sense they'd team up again.