Liu obviously is a confirmed international star in the wake of heading up the MCU blockbuster Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It’s practically sure that Liu’s Shang-Chi will be getting back to the MCU eventually, yet meanwhile he’s exploiting his recently discovered acclaim to sign on for other intriguing tasks. In addition to Barbie, Liu has likewise arranged Arthur the King, joining him with Mark Wahlberg in a family-accommodating tale about an undertaking racer and his canine. Liu will likewise show up in the romantic One True Loves.
Barbie obviously has been underway for quite a while – so long truth be told that Cannon Films was once apparently keen on making a true to life Barbie way back in 1986. Amy Schumer later was tapped to play Barbie in a twist on the doll’s story that would’ve seen the “awesome” toy banished to this present reality as a normal woman. Anne Hathaway then took on the lead job before herself exiting. Robbie was announced as the lead in mid 2019 with Gosling announced as Barbie’s beau Ken in October 2021.
It’s clearly still a secret what turn the Gerwig-Baumbach group will put on Barbie (however with that pair composing it’s probable the film will be set in New York). Obviously the table is set for a film that conveys many positive messages while introducing a quirkier interpretation of the iconic lead character than one could expect to get from a studio film intrigued only in promoting connections. A major piece of the film’s plan is clearly to collect as strong a cast as could really be expected, with Liu and Ferrera now joining Robbie and Gosling. It will be entrancing to see what other names join the cast as Barbie gets set to go before cameras, with mid 2023 being focused on for the film’s delivery date.
Shang-Chi star Simu Liu joins Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the cast of the Barbie film. Oscar-nominated Ladybird chief Greta Gerwig is helming Barbie and co-composing the content along with The Squid and the Whale recorder Noah Baumbach.