Will Ferrell Might Be The Villain In The Upcoming Barbie Movie with Margot Robbie

New photos show Will Ferrell on roller blades on the film set.

(L) Will Ferrell on October 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) (R) Twitter/Warner Bros. Pictures

We already know that Margot Robbie is playing the iconic Mattel doll in the upcoming film, Barbie and Ryan Gosling will be bringing Ken to life. The film is directed by Greta Gerwig and written by the Lady Bird director along with filmmaker Noah Baumbach. The supporting cast includes the likes of America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, and more. New images show that Will Ferrell is also in the film and is likely to be its villain.


According to Screen Rant a few reports suggested that he will portray the CEO of a toy company. Whether that toy company is Mattel remains to be seen. New images show Ferrell dressed in a black suit, sporting a pink tie and a shirt while roller-skating at the beach on the film's set. The pink shirt and tie suggest that it might be Mattel after all. This comes after images of Robbie's Barbie and Gosling's Ken were seen skating by the beach. Is Ferrell chasing after the duo?  Is Ferrell's toy company trying to steal Barbie's IP? One image shows a more aggressive look on the face of Ferrell's character, leading many to wonder if he really is playing the villain in the movie. If he is, then it looks he'll be looking at inspiration from one of his previous roles: the evil corporate bigwig President Business in The Lego Movie.


Fans are eager to see what the film is all about. The cast has been sharing that the film will be quite different from what people are expecting. Margot told British Vogue last year, "People generally hear Barbie and think, 'I know what that movie is going to be,' and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they're like, 'Oh, well, maybe I don't...' "The Oscar-nominated actress added that the role "comes with a lot of baggage," considering some historical controversy over the doll. “Right, it comes with a lot of baggage!” she said. “And a lot of nostalgic connections. But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it." Shang-Chi actor Liu described the upcoming film to GQ UK as “wild” and “incredibly unique,” adding, “I wish I could just show you what we do day-to-day because it’s crazy.” The actor said he’s been in dance rehearsals aplenty for the movie which isn't a musical.


Barbie hits theaters on July 21, 2023