Update with Official Trailer:
Barbie is a weird one. As we discussed before, it feels like a movie very much not made for many of us, and yet we are absolutely fascinated to see just what the hell they are doing with it. Lots of leaks from the set seem to point towards something clever being done.
Now first trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaption has been spotted and clips and screencaps are leaking out on social media.
Margot Robbie looking Barbie-like and confusingly smoking hot in striped swimsuit? Check! Simu Liu leading a bunch of other guys all dressed in black? Ryan Gosling as Ken? All present, along with something a little… familiar. Here is a clip, captured from inside a theatre:
— Nathan Velasquez (@IncredibleMrNat) December 15, 2022
Come on… that seems like the kind of stupid fun we could get behind, right? Or are we on the verge of accidentally going full Smithers here?
Barbie opens on July 21st 2023, against Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The Barbie trailer will be released online today at some point, while Oppenheimer, Creed III and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One get some special IMAX treatment with featurettes in front of IMAX only screenings of Avatar: The Way of Water.
Barbie vs. Oppenheimer is the very definition of counter-programming.