Barbie: Ryan Gosling is ready to bring a new kind of Ken in the sequel


At the moment the sequel to Greta Gerwig's acclaimed feature film has not yet been confirmed.

Image Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Barbie is the recent film directed specifically by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird) which is among the greatest successes of 2023: we are actually talking about a real blockbuster which, together with projects of the caliber of Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan, managed to drag people into the theater. As the name of the film suggests, we are talking about a film dedicated entirely to the Mattel doll, an opportunity that allowed the company to implement a real rebranding, taking advantage of this title. At the same time, among other things, this product also managed to build a criticism against patriarchy in a truly effective way to the point that many men felt directly touched by this message.

Barbie arrived in theaters in July 2023

Despite full critical and public success, we still don't know if Barbie's sequel will ever see the light of day. The director was decidedly very elusive on the matter and even the leading actress and producer (with her LuckyChap Entertainment) Margot Robbie doesn't seem to have an answer on the matter yet. During London's BFI Soundbank, CBR microphones asked Ryan Gosling (interpreter of Ken) and America Ferrera (Gloria) directly what they thought of a sequel to the film. While Ferrera revealed that she would absolutely like to see a spin-off dedicated to Ken, Gosling instead reiterated that, in the case of a sequel, he will bring an unreleased version of his character to the big screen.

“Could it be a husky Ken? Can I play Husky Ken, like Sandwich Ken? Can I play that Ken next time?”

We remind you that Barbie, produced specifically by Heyday Films, LuckyChap Entertainment, and Mattel Films, with the executive production of Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Ynon Kreiz, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich, Cate Adams, saw the light in particular on July 20 2023 with distribution entrusted to Warner Bros.

Source: CBR