BARBIE: Margot Robbie Brings The Iconic Fashion Doll To Life In First Teaser Trailer

BARBIE: Margot Robbie Brings The Iconic Fashion Doll To Life In First Teaser Trailer BARBIE: Margot Robbie Brings The Iconic Fashion Doll To Life In First Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie is now online, and it begins with a very clever homage to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Take a look...

By MarkCassidy - Dec 16, 2022 01:12 PM EST
Filed Under: Fantasy

Warner Bros. (via Toonado) has debuted the first teaser trailer for Greta Gerwig's live-action Barbie movie, and we're pretty sure it won't be what you were expecting!

The Helen Mirren-narrated teaser begins by paying homage to, of all things, 2001: A Space Odyssey, as we see a group of children cast away and destroy their baby-doll toys when the statuesque figure of Margot Robbie's (The Suicide Squad) eponymous fashion doll appears like the Monolith from Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece.

After a wink from Barbie, we're transported to the neon-pink world inhabited by the iconic doll, her boy-toy Ken (Ryan Gosling), and several other characters played by the likes of Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

Check out the teaser and poster below.

Robbie is also producing under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner along with LuckyChap’s Tom Ackerley.

Plot details are still under wraps, but we do know that Barbie and Ken will somehow find themselves in the real world, where the former will be faced with the challenges of being a "live woman."

“We like the things that feel a little left of center,” Robbie told THR during a recent interview. “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted’ … can we truly honor the IP and the fan base and also surprise people? Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders.”

Barbie is set to hit theaters on July 21, 2023.

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THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/16/2022, 1:45 PM
Pretty funny.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 12/16/2022, 1:48 PM
nightwing2090
nightwing2090 - 12/16/2022, 1:48 PM
Looks silly Probably something I will peek at on streaming
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 12/16/2022, 1:48 PM
I will see this and Oppenheimer within the same week.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 12/16/2022, 1:53 PM
@regularmovieguy - peak double feature opportunity
tmp3
tmp3 - 12/16/2022, 2:06 PM
@regularmovieguy @GhostDog - mission, oppenheimer and barbie in the same 8 day span...
bobevanz
bobevanz - 12/16/2022, 3:18 PM
@tmp3 - and somehow Tom Cruise wins again lol
TheOtherOn
TheOtherOn - 12/16/2022, 9:19 PM
@GhostDog - I remember back in 80s and 90s, those "double feature" shows in some small alleyway cinemas!

Origame
Origame - 12/16/2022, 1:50 PM
Ok that actually looks good. And Greta gerwig is genuinely talented.
TheyDont
TheyDont - 12/16/2022, 1:52 PM
This colour scheme should be a felony.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 12/16/2022, 3:19 PM
@TheyDont - 90's kids say what's your problem lol
TheyDont
TheyDont - 12/16/2022, 5:30 PM
@bobevanz - 90's kids are close to 40.
philinterrupted
philinterrupted - 12/17/2022, 12:04 AM
@TheyDont - or 30. Math is hard
dracula
dracula - 12/16/2022, 1:58 PM
Who the hell is the target audience for this movie?

2001 rip off

then sets that look straight out of the cat and the hat movie

parts feel like only something adults would get, others look for kids.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 12/16/2022, 2:04 PM
@dracula - Who the hell is the target audience for this movie?

It looks crazy. I like crazy.
tmp3
tmp3 - 12/16/2022, 2:04 PM
@dracula - fans of the hit 2005 film squid and the whale
Cap1
Cap1 - 12/16/2022, 2:06 PM
@dracula - less a ‘rip off’ and more a very clear satirical homage
cyclopsprime
cyclopsprime - 12/16/2022, 2:10 PM
@tmp3 - That was directed by Noah Baumbach
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