'Ava is a pioneer. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", he raved in the letter published on ESPN's website.
He goes on to talk about her career as an admired and respected publicist in Hollywood before bursting onto the scene as a director with her award-winning film Selma. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality, ' Coogler wrote.
Then Coogler got especially deep, recalling when DuVernay lost her father a few years ago and used her pain to make even more impressive art. "Ava, the warrior, weathered that loss while making 13th to show everyone with a Netflix subscription that American slavery never ended - it had only morphed". Ava is inclusion, equity and representation.
He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost.
A Wrinkle in Time is set for release on March 9th in the United States and on March 23rd in the United Kingdom and features a cast that includes Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland and Deric McCabe. That being said, as we've seen many times over the years (I'm looking at you, Suicide Squad and the Transformers series), just because a movie doesn't have a great critical reception doesn't mean it can't rake in a sizable amount of money.