A Wrinkle In Time Nabs Release Date, Completes The Mannequin Challenge While Doing So


You’ve heard of the Mannequin Challenge, haven’t you? Just like the Harlem Shake and even the Ice Bucket Challenge before it, the viral trend tasks people with completing a simple challenge in front of a camera, spawning a domino effect that often hooks in big-name celebrities across nine kinds of social platforms. The results vary from hilarious to downright bizarre – such is the nature of the Internet itself – and today the cast and crew of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time have got in on the fun to announce the film’s official release date: April 6, 2018.

Embedded above, in a style typical of the Mannequin Challenge, you’ll see the camera track over, under and around the static crew – director Ava DuVernay included – before landing on the young Storm Reid, the rising star who will take point as Meg Murry. Bound for an interstellar journey to locate her wayward father, A Wrinkle in Time is the long-awaited adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s cherished fantasy novel, and though we won’t know for sure whether it’s been worth the wait until DuVernay’s sci-fi yarn lights up theaters in 2018, the cast Disney has assembled is exciting in and of itself.

Alongside Reid are Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey – on board as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, respectively – Chris Pine as that missing father. Capping off the stellar ensemble are Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andre Holland, Levi Miller (Pan), Bellamy Young (Scandal), Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) and newcomer Deric McCabe.

A Wrinkle in Time will hope to ignite a newfound YA franchise at Disney when Ava DuVernay’s spacefaring adventure whizzes into theaters on April 6, 2018.