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Simu Liu revealed to play 1 of 3 versions of Ken in upcoming ‘Barbie’ film

  • Simu Liu has been revealed to be playing one of three versions of Ken in the upcoming “Barbie” movie.
  • The other two will be played by Ryan Gosling and Ncuti Gatwa.
  • Margot Robbie, who is set to play Barbie, won’t be the only one either, with Issa Rae and Hari Nef taking on two other versions of the character.

Ever since Simu Liu was announced to be in the upcoming live-action “Barbie” movie, fans wondered where he’d fit into the world of the Mattel dolls – most recognizable by their classic blond hair and blue eye features. Is the world ready for an Asian Ken? 

As it turns out, the upcoming film is taking notes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Liu broke out in as its first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. A multiverse is coming to Barbie, and it will involve three separate Kens, according to New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan, who divulged new insights from the Cannes Film Festival to Twitter on Wednesday.

Simu Liu reveals that script for his upcoming project ‘Barbie’ was one of the best his agent ever read

  • Simu Liu revealed his reason for joining the cast of the upcoming “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie.
  • Liu described the film as “wild” and “incredibly unique,” adding, “I wish I could just show you what we do day to day because it’s crazy.”
  • “Barbie” is expected to release on July 21, 2023. 

Simu Liu is going from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a life in plastic. And it’s fantastic.

The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star recently revealed it was a junior agent from his management team that pushed him to audition for the upcoming “Barbie” film after finding the script to be one of the best he’s ever read.