The Barbie movie trailer is here and it’s a plastic-fantastic dream come true

Warner Bros. also unveils over 20 Barbie character posters

Margot Robbie as Barbie

Warner Bros. Pictures has dropped the official Barbie movie trailer, and while it doesn’t really give away any significant plot details, the teaser unveils never-before-seen shots and scenes that are sure to excite fans around the world.

The official Barbie movie trailer

The almost two-minute trailer opens with an aerial view of Barbie Land, a seemingly plastic town where all Barbies and Kens live. The trailer then sees Margot Robbie’s Barbie, the film’s main character, go to the beach where she greets some of her fellow Barbies and a couple of Kens. We also see her driving around in her pink car and meeting Will Ferrell’s character, a toy company CEO.

The Barbie movie trailer also reveals the real score between Robbie’s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken. In one scene, Gosling’s Ken says that he and Robbie’s Barbie are boyfriend-girlfriends. Elsewhere in the trailer, we see a beach riot, what appears to be a sorority meeting, as well as a dance showdown and a “beach-off” between Gosling’s Ken and Simu Liu’s Ken.

In the latter part of the trailer, we see Robbie’s Barbie heading out to the real world in her pink car, only to be surprised by Gosling’s Ken who decides to tag along.

Barbie | Teaser Trailer 2

The April 4th release of the movie’s official trailer comes three months after the film’s first teaser trailer came out in December 2022. The first teaser trailer, which you can watch below, recreates the opening sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey, substituting Barbie in her classic striped swimsuit for the brain-breaking monolith

Barbie | Teaser Trailer

What is Barbie 2023 movie about?

While plot details about the film are scarce, a previously released synopsis for the movie reads, “After being expelled from Barbie Land for being a less-than-perfect doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.”

Based on the Barbie doll brand by Mattel, the movie is directed by Greta Gerwig from a script co-written by her and her longtime collaborator and partner Noah Baumbach. Although both filmmakers are best known for their indie movies such as 2017’s Lady Bird, 2015’s Mistress America, and 2012’s Frances Ha, both Gosling and Liu have praised the script for Barbie movie.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July 2022, Gosling said that it’s the “best script” he’s ever read. Liu, meanwhile, called the Barbie movie “wild” and “incredibly unique” in an interview with GQ in May of that year.

Is Dua Lipa in Barbie?

Yes, Dua Lipa is in Barbie. Her casting was confirmed on April 4th, the same day the official trailer was released. Like most of the female cast members in the film, Lipa will play a version of Barbie. And based on her character poster (which you can see in the gallery below), her version is a blue-haired mermaid Barbie.

Who else are in Barbie?

In addition to Robbie, Gosling, Liu, Ferrell, and Lipa, the Barbie cast also includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Michael Cera, Sharon Rooney, John Cena, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ariana Greenblatt, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Ncuti Gatwa, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, and Ana Cruz Kayne. Check out their character posters in the gallery below to find out their roles.

Is the Barbie movie rated R?

No, the Barbie movie is not rated R. It’s PG-13.

Will the new Barbie movie be kid friendly?

Since it is PG-13, the movie is intended for a broader audience and may contain mild to moderate language, violence, and sexual content. Parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

Where can I watch Barbie 2023?

Barbie is set to open in theaters on July 21st, 2023.

How old is Barbie’s Ken?

Kenneth Sean Carson, best known as Ken, is a fashion doll and a fictional character invented by Elliot Handler. Introduced by American toy company Mattel on March 11th, 1961 as the counterpart of Barbie, Ken is now 62 years old. He is two years and two days younger than Barbie, whose birthday is March 9th, 1959.

Sources: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Kimmel, GQ
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