Meet Ken! Ryan Gosling's First Look For Upcoming Barbie Movie Sets Social Media On Fire
Pick your jaw up off the floor, it's just Ryan Gosling's orange-hue tan and shiny chiseled chest
Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is back on the silver screen! But this time, he's taking on a fully-realised version of a beloved child icon.
On 16 June, Warner Bros. dropped the first image of Ryan as Ken on Twitter, Barbie's longterm boyfriend for the upcoming live-action movie, Barbie (2023).
The tweet was short, simply including the film title, release date of 21 July 2023, and Ryan's six-pack abs.
Social media sleuths got straight to work, digging up the fact that Ryan is dressed as the 'Earring Magic Ken' version of the doll, who was introduced to the Mattel line in 1993 as a companion to the 'Earring Magic Barbie' toy.
This particular doll contained some updated features, including blonde highlights as oppose to Ken's classic brown hair. The doll is also featured in a lavender mesh shirt, purple leather jacket, and jewellery in the form of an earring and necklace — though we fully understand why production at Warner Bros. chose to express Ryan with some creative differences.
The Internet practically blew up, and we were blessed with all the memes and responses you can possibly imagine:
Some of the fan reactions were just as good:
Featuring an all-star cast, Ryan isn't the only hunk we can expect to see in the upcoming film
Directed by Greta Gerwig, some of the other cast members anticipated to be in the movie include Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, America Ferrera, and Alexandra Shipp.
As of now, all we have is a brief synopsis on IMDb relating to the upcoming movie, which reads, "A doll living in 'Barbieland' is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys."
And for the titular role of the world's most iconic doll herself, Margot Robbie has been long slated for the role back in December 2020.
Here's a glimpse into her look for the feature film, which was released some time back:
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