Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera, stars of the sensational hit 'Barbie,' recently shed light on the uncertainties surrounding a sequel or spinoff to the blockbuster film. During an engaging dialogue at London's BFI Southbank, Gosling, known for his versatility, humorously responded to a fan's curiosity about a potential sequel, saying, "Oh, I’m not going anywhere near that.
We really know nothing." In a playful twist, Gosling mused about the evolution of his character, Ken, suggesting a more unconventional approach: “Can it be a husky Ken? Can I play Husky Ken, like Sandwich Ken? Can I play that next time?” This whimsical idea showcases Gosling's creative thinking and adds an intriguing layer to his already memorable portrayal of Ken.
America Ferrera, another prominent member of the 'Barbie' ensemble, supported Gosling's remarks. She highlighted the original intention of the film's creators, Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, not to set the foundation for a long-running series.
Ferrera shared her perspective, saying, “They put it all out on the table… Which is refreshing, right? We’re not setting it up for 20 years”.
Expanding Barbie's Universe
Greta Gerwig, the visionary director behind 'Barbie,' has also been part of the conversation about a Ken-focused spinoff.
While she hasn't explicitly confirmed any plans, she left the possibility open, pondering, “I mean, the truth is, you know… I guess we’ll see”. Her comments suggest that the Barbie universe could expand unexpectedly and excitingly.
The prospect of extending the Barbie franchise into a series of interconnected films has sparked significant interest. Insiders close to the production team have hinted at a “rich universe that’s very broad and elastic in terms of opportunities”.
This suggests that beyond the central story of Margot Robbie's Barbie, there could be a vast array of narratives and character developments to explore. As the film industry and fans alike eagerly anticipate the future of this vibrant and imaginative universe, the potential for new stories, characters, and themes within the Barbie world seems limitless.
With its unique blend of humor, creativity, and a star-studded cast, the future of the Barbie franchise looks as bright and promising as its debut.