Come on, Barbie — let’s go occasion. The moviegoers who confirmed up for the primary screenings of James Cameron’s Avatar: The Means of Water were delighted to see the very first trailer for Greta Gerwig’s buzzy Barbie film starring Margot Robbie because the Mattel doll and Ryan Gosling as her boyfriend, Ken. Now that minute-and-a-half lengthy teaser has hit the web and is giving followers a cause to stay up for the summer time of 2023. (Watch the trailer above.)
Gerwig hints at her movie’s Lego Film-esque self-aware comedian tone with a realizing — and hilarious— homage to Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Area Odyssey. Narrated by Helen Mirren, the opening scenes transport us again to a prehistoric panorama the place younger women are taking part in with boring child dolls. Because the opening chords of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” kick in, Mirren teases the arrival of a monolithic new determine.
Lower to a giant-sized Robbie towering over the panorama. Wanting instantly into the digital camera, her swimsuit-clad Barbie provides a wink that leads the women to smash their plastic infants in favor of the brand new toy of their midst. That wink additionally seems to be one in all Barbie’s signature lewks within the film — in a celebration scene that closes the teaser, she as soon as once more winks into the digital camera.
With months to go till its July 21 launch, Gerwig is holding the plot of the movie near the vest. As an alternative, the teaser is extra of a vibe, providing such brightly-colored photos as Barbie standing on the deck of her Dream Home gazing out over a plastic-looking city, and Gosling’s Ken apparently attending some form of wild toy boat occasion. We additionally catch temporary glimpses of Issa Rae and Simu Liu, who’re reportedly taking part in totally different variations of Barbie and Ken.
Already beloved amongst audiences for her coming of age hits, Woman Chook and Little Ladies, Barbie represents Gerwig’s first stab at crafting a blockbuster out of main studio IP. And primarily based on the early Twitter response, this film could launch a franchise to compete with Cameron’s blue cat individuals.
Barbie premieres July 21 in theaters