Warner Bros. Pictures released the final trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie yesterday, giving us a more detailed understanding of the film’s plot and a much deeper insight into Barbie and Ken. At the time of the cast announcement, people were just as confused to hear that Ryan Gosling would play Ken as they were happy to see Margot Robbie in the titular role.
However, with every new film footage spread between two trailers, fans have continued to fall in love with Gosling’s Ken, outdoing their skepticism with a grand gesture of support.
After the trailer debuted on YouTube, viewers have taken to social media to shower their love for the cheery and innocently naive Ken, claiming Ryan’s “kenergy” is “off the charts.”
Before I tag some of the original fan tweets from Twitter below, I’ll leave the latest trailer of Barbie for you to watch and join the parade:
Now that you’ve viewed the teaser for Greta’s next masterpiece, let’s proceed to appreciate the man that is Ryan Gosling as Just Ken!
Ryan Gosling as Ken is the best casting in any movie ever made. His Kenergy is OFF THE CHARTS pic.twitter.com/9RjZXG9Vep— Carter 🦍 (@H11mGuy) May 25, 2023
ken being a sunshine bf and barbie a grumpy gf is the kind of genius move only greta gerwig could cook https://t.co/LHXznFG34k— keyonté (@fionappledylan) May 25, 2023
The perfect Ken pic.twitter.com/bljZYeR86P— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) May 25, 2023
Ryan’s delivery as Ken just too good y’all just gone have to respect him and get it over with— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) May 25, 2023
people who hated on ryan gosling as ken are looking real stupid right now pic.twitter.com/UZOiqJrOtw— cait atreides (@timcqthe) May 25, 2023
KOTY (ken of the year) pic.twitter.com/rw9SnirCXs— siu (@paperssil) May 25, 2023
i just can’t believe that there was ever once an argument about whether or not ryan gosling was cast right for ken like are you people INSANEEEE he was born for this role— lina (@evermoresivy) May 25, 2023
i am already SO OBSESSED WITH KEN pic.twitter.com/052QWzMtrs— kel ☾ (@cleanbreakkel) May 25, 2023
Ryan Gosling’s decision, which could be on Greta Gerwig’s command, to play Ken as the clueless yet pure soul coupled with his easy and undeniable charm makes him perfect for the role. Though the early days of his reveal as Ken were rough, with people saying that’s a bad call, the current consensus remains overly positive.
Even though it’s Barbie’s film, we can expect the director to give Ken such a story that carves a space in all our hearts. His rivalry with Simu Liu’s Ken, his relationship with Barbie, and his real-world experiences, coupled with Gosling’s talented performance, will surely be a treat.
On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you for Barbie’s global premiere on July 21, 2023? If your answer isn’t ele-Ken, we can’t be friends! Drop your ratings below and stay tuned to Cine Dope for more.
Barbie is an upcoming American movie based on the iconic Mattel doll and directed by The Little Women director, Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script with Noah Baumbach.
The movie stars Margot Robbie in the lead role as the toy doll, and she also is the producing the movie under her banner LuckyChap Entertainment. Ryan Gosling is in talks to play the leading man Ken, reportedly.
No additional information about the plot, characters or actors has been released, however, the movie is expected to go on floors in 2023.