Watch The Hilarious New Barbie Trailer
It’s truly a Barbie world in the latest trailer released for the new Barbie movie.
In the new trailer for Warner Bros. and Mattel’s upcoming romantic comedy, Barbie is breaking free of her perfect universe of dolls and into the human – real – world.
We’ve had a few glimpses of stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the anxiously anticipated Greta Gerwig-directed film, Barbie, but not much has been seen with regards to the supporting cast. The new trailer, and posters, have revealed more about the movie’s Barbies, Kens and humans.
Joining classic Barbie is a really fun cast of Barbies: Issa Rae’s president Barbie, Kate McKinnon’s gymnast Barbie, Dua Lipa’s mermaid Barbie, Nicola Coughlan’s diplomat Barbie, Alexandra Shipp’s writer Barbie, Emma Mackey’s physicist Barbie, Ritu Arya’s journalist Barbie, Sharon Rooney’s lawyer Barbie, Hari Nef’s doctor Barbie and Ana Cruz Kayne’s judge Barbie.
A few of Barbie’s more notable family and friends like Skipper, Christie and Stacie aren’t featured in the posters, but there is one character from Barbie’s longtime inner circle – Midge. Barbie’s longtime best friend who was introduced during the toy line’s vintage days.
In later iterations, Midge eventually married *a male doll named* Alan, has kids and gets pregnant. The doll, which was pregnant during its Happy Family line series, got a lot of criticism from parents who believed Midge was too young to be pregnant, resulting in Mattel rereleasing Barbie’s best friend in 2013 but this time, as unmarried, not pregnant and without children.
Mattel moved on from Alan, but the film has not. Michael Cera is featured as the character in his own poster, so it looks like the movie plays with different eras of Barbie.
There are various Kens, a diverse group that reflects the toy line’s modern expansion into more inclusive versions of Barbie’s male counterpart. In 2017, two years after Mattel introduced its more representational 2015 Fashionista line, it debuted 15 variations of Ken, with three body types, seven skin tones, eight hair colors and nine different hairstyles. It looks like many are in the new trailer for the movie.
Barbie is set to hit theaters July 21, and from this trailer it looks great!