Although the Barbie movie has yet to have its premiere, a recent report suggests that a Ken spin-off movie may already be in development.
According to a recent report from Daniel Richtman (via World of Reel), a Ken spin-off movie with Ryan Gosling attached to star is in the works at Warner Bros. Discovery. It’s in the early stages, so it’s unknown who would be writing, directing, or even working on the project should it be true.
However, with the popularity of Barbie continuing to climb ahead of the film, and with it projected to be very successful at the box office, this might not be too surprising. Currently, Barbie is projected to earn anywhere from $80-100m during its opening weekend, a huge number especially when considering it will be launching alongside Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Oppenheimer.
What is Barbie about?
“To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken,” reads the synopsis.
Barbie is directed by Oscar-nominee filmmaker Greta Gerwig from a screenplay she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach. Joining Robbie are Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, Will Ferrell, Helen Mirren, Dua Lipa and more.
The film is produced by Robbie and Tom Ackerly for LuckyChap and Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner, along with Josey McNamara and Ynon Kreiz. This marks Robbie’s latest collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures after starring as fan-favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2020’s Birds of Prey, and 2021’s The Suicide Squad.