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Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" Finally Has A Teaser Trailer, And There Are So Many Great Details Already

The first trailer for Greta Gerwig's Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is finally here, and I literally can't contain my excitement.

Oh, hello! I feel like for MONTHS we've been talking about the upcoming film Barbie. I mean, there have been so many photos of the cast filming, and everyone is so excited for it to finally hit theaters in summer 2023.

Promotion for the movie, coming in summer 2023

Directed by Greta Gerwig and written by her and Noah Baumbach, Barbie is set to follow Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) as Barbie changed the landscape for children's toys. The plot is still pretty much under wraps, but we know for certain that the cast is stacked and the visuals are amazing. The film also marks the first time a live-action Barbie movie has been made.

Margot as Barbie driving a car

Alongside Margot and Ryan, the film also stars America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Ncuti Gatwa, Kate McKinnon, Will Ferrell, and so many more. Yes, it's literally a dream cast.

The first trailer for the film opens with voiceover explaining how children have always played with baby dolls, until Barbie came along.

"Since the beginning time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been dolls," with a silhouette of two girls playing with baby dolls against a canyon backdrop

And literally the opening is an homage to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, complete with narration as Barbie enters the desolate landscape.

Barbie's legs visible against the rocky landscape and the little girls in the background as the sun appears through the clouds

It's literally a perfect re-creation.

A young girl playing with baby dolls and then an ape playing with bones

Also, when we first see Margot as Barbie, she's wearing the outfit the first Barbie wore when the toy was launched by Mattel in 1959.

Like, it's the perfect side-by-side:

This will literally be me in the theater watching this movie:

From the homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, we get a glimpse of Barbie's dream world, complete with various Barbie houses and more.

Barbie looking at her very pink dream world with many Barbie houses on the grass

Then we finally get to see some of the cast in action. We've got Kingsley, Ryan, and Ncuti striking poses as Ken dolls.

The three in different costumes, including tank tops, a vest with tassels, and headbands

A look at Issa as a President Barbie (at least, that's what it looks like).

Issa smiling with her arm raised and wearing a "President" sash with other Barbies behind hi=er

Simu hits the trailer as a dancing version of Ken.

Simu and other Kens dancing

And then the teaser ends with Margot done up in full Barbie glam. In a recent interview for Variety's Actors on Actors series alongside Carey Mulligan, Margot teased Barbie and working with Greta, saying, "I've been working on it for about four or five years now — it’s a LuckyChap project [Margot's production company, which was founded in 2014]."

Margot dancing with others as Barbie

She continued, "We went after Greta. There were maybe three people that we would want to make a Barbie movie with, and I was like, if she says no …. So thank god she said yes. She's just brilliant."

Greta and Margot smiling

You can watch the full Barbie teaser trailer below:

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Barbie hits theaters July 21, 2023!