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Barbie 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

The summer hit has only just returned to the toybox, and fans are already looking for more. Here's the scoop on the Barbie 2 release date.

Barbie 2 release date: Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken

Is there a Barbie 2 release date? To say that the summer of 2023 was taken over by Barbie would be an understatement. In fact, she was a sensation.

With moviegoers and Barbie fans alike flocking to theaters to watch one of the most desired new movies of 2023, the proof is in the pudding: people were obsessed, and now it’s the highest-grossing movie of the year. But does this mean we’ll be getting a sequel to the Mattel-branded comedy movie? Read ahead to find out!

Barbie 2 release date speculation

There’s no Barbie 2 release date yet, since a sequel hasn’t been greenlit.

Barbie brought in major bucks and had already became a phenomenon way ahead of the release, so we wouldn’t be surprised if fans (and the studio) called for a sequel.

But, do we even want one? We thought the Barbie movie was an absolute blast (as evidenced by our Barbie review!), but we’d be very happy to let the character have one terrific outing alone. That said, Barbie lives in Barbieland and we live in Sequeltown nowadays, so don’t be surprised if a follow-up does come about.

Barbie 2 release date: Margot Robbie as Barbie

There’s been conflicting comments from the cast and crew about a potential return, with Greta Gerwig telling People Magazine that Barbie was “the launch of a world and a bunch of different Barbie movies,” and saying “I want to go back to Barbie Land.”

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie told the Associated Press as recently as November 2023: “I think we put everything into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something. Greta put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”

So, it looks like we’ll just have to wait patiently to see if any sequels are confirmed in the near future. In the meantime, let’s go party, Barbies!

Barbie 2 release date: President Barbie celebrating

Barbie 2 cast speculation

The cast for Barbie 2 could change depending on the plotline, though we imagine Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling would return to the roles of Barbie and Ken respectively should a second movie come to life.

Gosling in particular has made no secret of the fact that he loved playing Ken. By that logic, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him step back into that cowboy outfit and revisit his obsession with horses once again.

And since Barbie is now living in the ‘real world’, we’d be pretty sure that America Ferrera and Ariana Greenblatt would reappear in the Barbie cast as mother-daughter duo Gloria and Sasha.

Here’s who we’d expect to be in the Barbie 2 cast:

  • Margot Robbie as Barbie
  • Ryan Gosling as Ken
  • America Ferrera as Gloria
  • Ariana Greenblatt as Sasha
  • Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel
  • Helen Mirren as The Narrator

On the creative front, we’d hope to see Greta Gerwig back in the director’s chair, since her vision for the Barbie movie was integral in making this the best feel-good movie of 2023.

Barbie 2 release date: Margot Robbie as Barbie

What would Barbie 2 be about?

Honestly, a Barbie sequel could be about a number of things, though we’d anticipate that it would follow Barbie as she lives out her new life as a human.

The Barbie ending sees Barbie choose to become a human, and it seems that she’s living with Gloria and Sasha. She’s clearly reverting to a human body, since we see her visiting the gynecologist. Does this mean that a Barbie sequel could be the story of her journey as a human, and the bumps she encounters along the way?

Don’t forget, Barbie isn’t used to the emotional awareness that most humans have, so that would certainly be something she needs to learn to cope with.

Barbie 2 release date: Margot Robbie as Barbie

Equally, a Barbie sequel could turn its eye to Ken, since he was the crowning glory of the first film. And since most of the first movie’s marketing surrounded Ken and his hilarious ways, we may just end up seeing Ken: The Movie instead.

There’s plenty of opportunity there. Ken going back into the real world to discover who he is (without the misogyny this time!), Ken living the rest of his life in Barbieland under his new persona, or him ditching the Ken canon altogether…it’s all stuff we’d be happy to see!

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Is there a Barbie 2 trailer?

No, there’s no trailer for Barbie 2, and until the movie gets greenlit or made, there won’t be one.

The marketing for Barbie was truly insane, so rest assured there would be plenty of first looks and trailers to come if the sequel ever was made. As always, we’ll keep you up-to-date!

In the meantime, you can revisit the trailer for the first movie above to revitalize your interest, or take a look at Ken’s incredible musical number below. We miss him already.

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Where can I watch Barbie 2?

Given that Barbie 2 is one of the biggest cinematic events of the year, we’d fully expect any following sequels to come back on the big screen.

We just hope that they would wait for the next Christopher Nolan movie to come out, too.

That’s all we know of a Barbie 2 so far. For more intel on the world’s best doll, take a look at our guides for Ruth and Skipper. You can also find out if Barbie has a post-credit scene, and see if she’s made it onto the list of the best movies of all time.

And for a long read, check out 20 things you didn’t know about Barbie and see our feature on why the Barbie movie’s body diversity couldn’t have come at a better time. Or, if you’re more of a Nolan fan, check out our Oppenheimer review, and find out more about the Oppenheimer cast!