Open Post: Hosted By The First Look At Margot Robbie As Barbie

April 27, 2022 / Posted by:

Prior to Nicki Minaj throwing on a blonde wig and parading around half-naked for a few dollars the world had Barbie,  Mattel’s OG bad bitch who has been sitting atop mountains of cash since the 1950s. And even to this day Barbie brings in the big bucks with a reported gross of almost a billion dollars in 2021. So of course, what better way to squeeze more money out of one of Mattel’s top earners than by finally creating a live-action feature film starring a woman who already looks like a walking department store mannequin, Margot Robbie. It was announced over two years ago that Margot Robbie will play Barbie in a movie that will be written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach and directed by Greta. That whole sentence is WTF personified, but the movie moved forward and is currently shooting in London, so Warner Bros. shared a pic of Margot Robbie in Barbie cosplay and it looks like Margot Robbie in a pink car.

Very few details have been released about the movie but what we do know is that EVERYBODY’S in it. In addition to Margot, the cast includes Ryan Gosling as Ken, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, and Scott Evans. And Uproxx says THIS Barbie movie will be TOTALLY unexpected.

Warner Bros. released the first image from Barbie this week during CinemaCon. It shows Robbie in a 1960s-style outfit, complete with matching dress and polka dot headband, sitting in a pink Corvette. But where’s Gosling’s Ken? My guess: he’s stuffed in the trunk. Robbie did describe her goal with the movie as being “whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted,” and Barbie pulling a Goodfellas on her long-time boyfriend would count as “something totally different.”

Over on Twitter, people are offering their opinions on whether or not they want to be a part of Barbie’s world with reactions ranging from excited, to annoyed…and a little strange.

And finally:

Oh, the accuracy!

Pic: Warner Bros.

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