We all love the flourescent trailers for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, right? It looks like it could be the blast of the summer, and that showdown with Oppenheimer in July is hella intriguing. What will audiences choose, anyway? But for all of the star-studded hijinks with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and a cast of thousands, the plot has remained somewhat vague.
Well, that changes with the latest trailer which reveals just how bizarre and meta this movie is actually going to get. The story finds Barbie, Mattel’s iconic doll, kicked out of the idyllic Barbieland because…well, her feet are imperfect. Can’t have imperfections in a place like Barbieland! So Barbie heads out into the real world to find true happiness, which is where things get even crazier.
The list of A-plus actors playing various versions of Barbie and Ken is basically a who’s who of Hollywood, with Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, John Cena, and Emma Mackey just to name a few. You also have other actors filling in this massive ensemble, such as Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Emerald Fennell, America Ferrera, and Helen Mirren.
So yeah, this is gonna get wild. Barbie opens in theaters on July 21st.
After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less than perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness.