With the worldwide success of the recent Barbie blockbuster, directed by Greta Gerwig, fans internationally are eagerly awaiting news of a potential sequel. However, it’s not Barbie that is causing the buzz, but rather the possibility of a Ken-centric movie. In a recent interview with 60 Minutes, Gerwig dropped hints about the potential for a spin off centered around Ken, the iconic doll’s companion.
Greta Gerwig’s Mysterious Hint
When asked about the chance of a Ken-focused movie, Greta Gerwig remained elusive but tantalizingly hinted at possibilities. She replied, “I mean the truth is, you know… I guess we’ll see.” While Gerwig didn’t confirm anything, her response has sparked a wave of speculation about the next direction for the Barbie cinematic universe.
Untapped Potential for Ken’s Character
Gerwig further fueled speculation about a Ken sequel by revealing that there was a wealth of material created for Ken during the making of Barbie that didn’t make it into the final script. She explained, “We had too much material for Ken. We would write, write, and write.” This revelation has left fans intrigued about the untapped potential for Ken’s character and what a standalone movie centered around him could bring to the table.
The Unexpected Success of Ryan Gosling as Ken
Surprisingly, Ryan Gosling, who portrayed Ken in Barbie, wasn’t initially part of the plan. Gerwig admitted to writing the role specifically with Gosling in mind even before meeting him. The unexpected success of their on-screen chemistry has led many to question the plausibility of a standalone Ken movie. Could this be the perfect opportunity to further explore Ken’s backstory and development as a character?
Margot Robbie’s Perspective on a Sequel
While Gerwig drops hints and fans eagerly speculate, Margot Robbie, who played Barbie and also served as an executive producer, appeared to downplay the likelihood of a sequel in an Associated Press interview. She stated, “I think we put everything into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something.” Robbie’s statement has left fans in suspense, uncertain about the future of the Barbie cinematic universe and the possibility of a Ken-centric sequel.
The Success of Barbie and Its Impact
Barbie has been an unprecedented success, grossing a whopping $1.4 billion globally, making it the highest-earning stop-motion film ever directed by a female, as reported by Comscore. As it continues its run in theaters, there is a strong possibility that it will surpass Frozen II, which earned $1.45 billion and was co-directed by Jennifer Lee. If this happens, Barbie will claim the title of the highest-grossing film globally directed by a female. This remarkable achievement further solidifies Gerwig’s experience, expertise, authority, and trust as a talented filmmaker.
The potential for a Ken-centric sequel in the Barbie cinematic universe has fans buzzing with excitement. Greta Gerwig’s hints and revelations about untapped material for Ken, coupled with the unexpected success of Ryan Gosling in the role, make the possibility even more intriguing. While Margot Robbie’s statement may temper expectations, it’s clear that Barbie has made a significant impact and opened up exciting opportunities for future storytelling within this beloved franchise. Only time will tell if Ken will indeed take center stage in his own movie, but for now, fans can enjoy the success of Barbie and look forward to what the future holds for these iconic characters.