The first teaser for the upcoming Barbie film has been released.

The film will star Margot Robbie as the titular character and Ryan Gosling as Ken. The new teaser has a humorous vibe, taking much inspiration from the beginning of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

After the homage to Kubrick’s film, we see snippets of the town in which Barbie resides along with what looks to be Gosling’s Ken with his gang.

Robbie is introduced during the playful moments at the beginning. Children are playing with dolls in a sand pit when they come upon Barbie standing tall in a white-and-black swimsuit and vintage sunglasses. This particular outfit is a reference to a Barbie doll in 1959.

Gosling, in the momentary snap we get of him, wears a chest-revealing open black vest. A matching headband, silver necklace and gold chain complete the outfit for his character.

During the summer, Robbi and Gosling were spotted rollerblading through California while wearing a vibrant pink 90’s ensemble with neon rollerblades to match and again snapped together in hot pink western attire.

Also seen in the clips was Simu Liu, star of Sheng-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Liu is rumored to play another Ken Doll alongside Gosling. He has revealed that his entire body had to be waxed for the performance.

Barbie will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.

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