The full length trailer for Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie movie just landed, giving us more intel on what to expect from the movie other than Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling prancing around in cute ‘fits.
We’ve got a lot to cover and a whole bunch of Barbie goss so let’s jump right into this thing.
Is there a trailer for the Barbie movie?
Yes, the official trailer for Barbie has arrived and it is … not at all what I was expecting! Peep it below.
It follow the slightly more vague (but equally gorgeous) Barbie trailer that recently dropped:
The classic Barbie doll always-arched feet, everyone being named Barbie or Ken, the candy coloured costumes… YES. I wasn’t expecting the movie to be quite so meme-ey but I like it.
It looks like our suspicions about the plot revolving around Barbie joining the Real World are true, because as you can see, we see her driving out of Barbie Land with Ken.
And, if my eyes do not deceive me, it looks like there will be a scene where the Mattel CEO (Will Ferrell) will meet her. Eek!
I am intrigued by Ryan Gosling‘s Ken though. I knew he would be a himbo but this appears to be next level himbofication. I’m not against it!
And, of course, Margot Robbie is Barbie.
The teaser trailer also landed in December last year, with more glimpses into costuming and the potential plot of the film… more on that later.
What is Greta Gerwig’s Barbie going to be about?
The plot of the new Barbie movie has been pretty hush hush, but a recent interview with Gosling backs up our suspicions on what it’s about.
First, let’s admire his behind-the-scenes turbo-twink skating outfit that was leaked.
We knew the fashion in Barbie would be out of this world but I was not ready for this fit. In fact, I can’t even tell if I like it or not.
You may have noticed that everyone around Ken is seemingly… normal. Where’s all the pink? Where’s the garish gaiety?
Well, turns out there’s rumours the plot of the film is actually about Margot Robbie’s Barbie going into the Real World because she’s not “perfect enough” for Barbie Land.
Fans also claimed they found Robbie’s Letterboxd and hints it gave for Barbie were even more mind-boggling than the set pics.
According to TikToker @nicholasjanzen (Nicholas Janzen), Robbie had a movie category on her Letterboxd called “Watch for Barbie” which included The Truman Show and Puberty Blues.
The Truman Show people!!! Will we be observing Barbie slowly become self-aware as she lives life in her plastic world? Is this a story about what makes us human, or what separates us from our environment?
I hope Barbie will be a somewhat satirical exploration of the philosophy of human consciousness and I’m going feral just thinking about it.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Gosling gave us a little tidbit of Ken’s storyline that seems to support this.
“That Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” Gosling said, referencing The Gray Man (2022) in which he stars as a CIA agent on the run from assassins.
“Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house. He’s going through some stuff.”
Well, well, well. This definitely adds weight to the whole “fish out of water” thing.
It sounds like Ken follows Barbie into the Real World after she leaves her plastic realm behind and of course, he does so with not a thing to his name.
Basically we reckon the movie is going to be like Enchanted, where Robbie is Amy Adams (a super positive girl from another world), America Ferrera is Patrick Dempsey (a human who has to deal with their high energy and learns how to let go thanks to them) and Gosling is James Marsden (a man from another world searching for his friend.)
Who has been cast in the new Barbie movie?
We copped our first look at Ryan Gosling as one of the many Kens to star alongside Margot Robbie’s Barbie a little while ago.
And yes I said many Kens.
Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) and Simu Liu (Shang-Chi) were rumoured to be playing similarly ripped Kens in the flick, and now that’s all confirmed in the trailer.
Hari Nef (Assassination Nation) and Issa Rae (Insecure) also appear in the trailer as Barbies, as well as Emma Mackey. And, it’s just been confirmed, Dua Lipa (!!!!) will play a mermaid Barbie.
She posted an image to Instagram, and her name appeared in the cast list of the trailer, but we’ve had no glimpses of her actual scene yet!
Another A-lister joining the cast of Barbie is John Cena, whose role has been pretty hush hush until now. Real “you can’t see me” areas.
His appearance was confirmed in footage shown at CinemaCon on April 25. Although the video hasn’t been released publicly, Collider reported Cena will be playing a merman Ken. I can’t say I expected a professional wrestler to don a fishy tail in the Barbie flick, but I’m not mad about it. In fact, I am demanding Greta Gerwig release the vision now.
Obviously, the big question is whether Cena and Dula Peep will be a romantic item, seeing as they’re both going to be splashing about under the sea. Only time will tell.
What is Margot Robbie’s Barbie going to look like?
A skating clip of Robbie on the set of Barbie leaked last June, and it was one of the first times we got to hear her STUNNINGLY accurate Barbie voice. We don’t need it anymore now that we have the trailer, though. Sorry!
MARGOTS BARBIE VOICE WAITT pic.twitter.com/rsbpwQtChU
— nai (diego calvas wife) (@margotswhore) June 27, 2022
margot skating will always be famous ! pic.twitter.com/5krPWqM5TG
— nai (diego calvas wife) (@margotswhore) June 27, 2022
Nonetheless, thank you for sharing this BTS tea, @margotswhore. We thank you for your service.
And yes, it seems alongside Robbie is a very normal, very human America Ferrera. I was hoping to see her as an ultra-glam Barbie, but this meshes well with our IRL Barbie theory.
Earlier this year pics leaked online of Robbie in a hot pink Barbie vest and pants combo, with her iconic long blonde tresses to match. Honestly, I just know this movie is going to be the cultural reset we need.
no words for margot robbie as Barbie pic.twitter.com/wBwfMqOkZB
— ִֶָ (@safemargot) June 22, 2022
In the pics, Robbie can be seen wearing star-spangled flare pants and a white bedazzled cowboy hat. It’s giving Coachella but actually cute. Front row at the Harry Styles tour outfit.
margot robbie looks like shes about go see harry styles on tour pic.twitter.com/yo4UGjXdyI
— lara (@ghostinkissys) June 22, 2022
Oh and look, there’s Ryan Gosling as Ken in a …. tasselled black cowboy suit? And a matching necktie to Barbie, I’m sobbing.
margot robbie & ryan gosling on the set of barbie oh I’m obsessed pic.twitter.com/dyDWpvl5r1
— joe (@mcumagik) June 23, 2022
Why isn’t Saoirse Ronan in the Barbie movie?
In truly terrible news it turns out Saoirse Ronan was supposed to be in the Barbie movie, but it didn’t work out. I will need three to five business days to recover from this blow.
Considering Ronan has worked with Gerwig on two excellent films, Lady Bird and Little Women, she seemed like a pretty bloody obvious choice for the Barbie film.
According to an interview with People, the Barbie cameo didn’t happen because it clashed with her filming schedule.
“I live in London and they were [filming] there,” Ronan said.
“There was a whole character I was going to play — another Barbie. I was gutted I couldn’t do it.”
You and me both Saoirse!! You and me both.
i was better off not knowing that there’s an alternate universe where saoirse ronan is in barbie
— rocky (@WAYSTIAR) September 14, 2022
we could’ve had it all pic.twitter.com/y4G1k9qtHm
— saoirse ronan files (@saoirsefiles) September 14, 2022
saoirse ronan was supposed to be in barbie but couldn’t due to scheduling issues this is actually the worst day of my life
— abby | succession spoilers (@DODGERSFILM) September 14, 2022
However, she’s still keen for at least a small role in the flick.
“I have texted Margot and Greta and I’m like, ‘If you’re doing any pick-up [shots], maybe I can just walk through the background?’”
You can best believe my eyes will be peeled hunting for a snapshot of Ronan as Barbie. Plus I’ll do whatever it takes to get into that Margot Robbie/Saoirse Ronan/Greta Gerwig group chat.
Barbie will hit cinema screens on July 21, 2023.