Two months before Ava DuVernay‘s Wrinkle in Time hits theaters, three of the movie’s main characters received the Mattel Barbie treatment. The fantastical film is jammed packed with black and brown girl magic and the new barbies reflect what’s soon to hit the screen.
The Mrs. W trio, played by Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), who are guides for the film’s protagonist, played by Storm Reid, are now collectible dolls.
This morning, DuVernay took to Twitter to show her love and excitement for the new dolls.
When Disney makes Barbies of your movie’s characters and you just want to stare at them all day in disbelief because you loved Barbies as a girl but never had any like these. #WrinkleinTime pic.twitter.com/7PzQsiNoyG
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 25, 2018
“With triangular afro hair, she opens her arms to summon magic from the universe. The dream of Sun Ra and Octavia Butler. A deconstruction that bodies like Oprah’s must be confined to the now. Conjuring a future where anyone can imagine themselves as a wielder of magic.” Amen. https://t.co/5sAlEpsdzc
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 23, 2018