A deleted scene from A Wrinkle in Time sees Meg Murry face off against a mean paper girl in the eerie suburban setting on Camazotz. Earlier this year, Walt Disney Studios released an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, the children's sci-fi fantasy novel originally published in 1962. The story follows a gifted young misfit named Meg Murry (Storm Reid) who goes on a magical journey to save her father. Of course, she has help. Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and schoolmate Calvin O'Keefe (Levi Miller) go along on the adventure, and they're aided by the Mrs - Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey).
Over the course of Disney's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin travel to a number of fantastical locations, but their search for Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine) leads them to the world of Camazotz. There, they face both environmental hazards as well as a the unseen dangers of the creepily uniform suburban neighborhood. Now, with A Wrinkle in Time set to debut on home release, we have an exclusive look at a deleted scene from the suburban setting of Camazotz that introduces a character book fans may recognize.
Screen Rant can exclusively reveal a new deleted scene from A Wrinkle in Time, which can be seen above, that introduces the paper girl. Book fans will recognize the character as an adaptation of the Camazotz paper boy from L'Engle's novel - though he wasn't a bully like this paper girl. Instead, he was more of an introduction to the planet and IT's reign over the population. The movie's paper girl, rather, reinforces Meg's insecurities, even though Calvin jumps in to her defense. Further, A Wrinkle in Time producer Jim Whitaker spoke about the deleted scenes included on the movie's home release, and teased one other that fans can expect:
We’re thrilled that fans will be able to see some scenes that didn’t make it into the movie. We feel like we want every scene we shoot to be in the movie, but that doesn’t always happen. The scenes we leave on the side are very hard to let go of and there’s a lot of sacrifice involved in choosing to leave them out of the movie. Sometimes, we will shoot a great scene but it doesn’t necessarily need to be in the movie. It’s all about the economy of story. One of the deleted scenes is named Ant On A String and it was very tough to cut from the movie because it’s a seminal story from the book. However, the scene with the NASA presentation explains the idea well enough, so we left this scene out of the movie. You’ll finally be able to see it in the deleted scenes of the in-home release.
The home release of A Wrinkle in Time will also include plenty of other bonus features, including plenty more deleted scenes, a featurette on the making of the movie, bloopers, a music video and an audio commentary from director Ava DuVernay. Whitaker teased the commentary, saying, "With the audio commentary, you’ll find out about the things that challenged us along the way and the things that we were curious about. You’ll also find out what we were trying to achieve. [Director] Ava DuVernay is very direct and she’ll tell you exactly what’s going on." So, fans of the movie - as well as the director - will no doubt be looking forward to hearing what she has to say about the making of the film, especially a movie like A Wrinkle in Time, which has such a grounded story set across so many fantastical worlds.
Plus, in addition to getting all the bonus features on home release, fans will, of course, get to rewatch A Wrinkle in Time as much as they want. That way, they may discover all the Easter eggs hidden within the movie that reference aspects of L'Engle's novel that didn't make the cut. Whitaker revealed there are references to the planet of Ixchel, and the character of Aunt Beast, as well as the 2D planet the Mrs accidentally tesser the children to early on in the book. Undoubtedly, there will be plenty in the home release of A Wrinkle in Time for fans of the movie to enjoy - not the least of which being all the deleted scenes that didn't make it into the movie.
A Wrinkle in Time is available digitally on May 29th and on DVD/Blu-ray June 5th.