Just when we thought we’d recovered from all of the #BlackPantherMagic (yes, it’s a thing) on the premiere circuit, we got a stylish reminder that there’s even more black magic approaching our theaters with the March 9 release of A Wrinkle in Time.
The stars came out Monday night for the family-friendly premiere in Los Angeles, and many of our faves were in attendance, including Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monáe, Angela Bassett, and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and wife Zinzi Evans, all of whom came out to support what we hope will be our second black blockbuster this year!
Starring newcomer Storm Reid, Oprah and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and helmed by ever dynamic director Ava DuVernay (seriously, where does she find the time?), this long-awaited adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s classic promises to bring to life a much more colorful version. #BlackGirlMagic is sure to take on new meaning in this fantasy epic, which traverses worlds with the young, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-focused Meg Murry (played by Reid).
And since, with Black Panther, we’ve already demonstrated the need for more and bigger black films—and our power in breaking box-office records—it’s exciting to get another opportunity come March 9. Black America, you get a premiere, and you get a premiere, and you get a premiere!