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Is Greta Gerwig Mulling a ‘Barbie’ Sequel Starring Ken?

Ken you hear that? That is the sound of a possible Barbie sequel starring the toy, the parable, the legend, Ken. In a 60 Minutes interview, Greta Gerwig has been enjoying coy a couple of potential Barbie sequel centered on Ryan Gosling‘s horse-loving, guitar-strumming doll.

When 60 Minutes journalist  Sharyn Alfonsi requested her if there have been any plans for a sequel the place Ken takes middle stage, Gerwig stayed tight-lipped however hinted on the chance. “I imply, the reality is, you realize…I assume we’ll see,” she mentioned. Earlier within the interview, Gerwig mentioned that writing Ken’s character was a  joyous course of and that she and co-writer Noah Baumbach needed to depart numerous Ken on the slicing room ground. “We had approach an excessive amount of materials for Ken,” she mentioned. “We’d write, and write, and write.” 

Gerwig wrote Ken with Gosling—who has since acquired a Gotham nomination, a Grammy nomination, and is a powerful contender for an Oscar nomination as effectively—in thoughts. “We wrote his title into the script and all the things… and [Gosling’s name] was in all places,” she beforehand advised the New York Instances. “After which once we handed them the script, the studio was like ‘Oh, it’s so great that you realize Ryan.’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh, I don’t know Ryan. I’ve by no means met Ryan, I do not know.’”

Whereas some individuals appear not so hot on a film starring everybody’s favourite toxically-masculine himbo, if anybody is as much as the duty of crafting the movie, it is Gerwig. So, what may a Ken sequel even appear like?  Properly, the primary movie Barbie had Ken uncover the patriarchy as Margot Robbie‘s Barbie suffered an existential disaster, so perhaps it is time for the tables to show. Lower to Ken mid-mid-life disaster, driving in a convertible he cannot afford down Barbie Lane previous a brand new, hotter, extra “seashore”-able Ken, performed, after all, by Jacob Elordi. Then once more, that could be a little bit too just like Ken’s rivalry with Simu Liu within the first movie. What about Ken as a father, then? Does Ken have the Kenergy it takes to be a stay-at-home dad whereas Barbie is off doing considered one of her many hundreds of thousands of high-powered jobs—or, higher but, as a single father? Daddy Ken reporting for obligation.

Given the truth that Barbie made effectively over a billion {dollars} on the field workplace, it is no shock there’s speak of a sequel starring Gosling’s beloved Ken. But when for some purpose Gerwig cannot crack a compelling Ken, she will be able to at all times ditch the concept and make the sequel everybody can get behind: Midge.