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Barbie confirms streaming release date

Barbie will begin streaming on Max from Friday, December 15.

News of the pop-culture phenomenon's premiere date on the US platform arrives via Deadline, although fans across the pond are in for a longer wait.

Accompanying Max's Barbie package is an American Sign Language version, featuring performer Leila Hanaumi.

margot robbie, as barbie, sits in a pink car and smiles in a first look photo from the barbie movie
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In the UK, while awaiting a streaming release date, you can rent or buy the movie through Prime Video, Microsoft Store, Apple TV+ and other digital retailers.

Incase you were hiding under a rock all year, director Greta Gerwig's pink-drenched blockbuster offers a wild spin on Mattel's iconic Barbie and Ken dolls, with Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling breathing life into them on screen.

Doctor Who's Ncuti Gatwa, Shang-Chi star Simu Liu, Secret Invasion's Kingsley Ben-Adir, Peacemaker's John Cena and With Love's Scott Evans each portray a different variant of Ken, while Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's Issa Rae, Sex Education favourite Emma Mackey, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, popstar Dua Lipa and Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan are strange and wonderful iterations of Barbie.

ryan gosling in barbie
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Robbie herself spoke to Associated Press recently, where she commented on the possibility of a sequel.

"I think we put everything into this one," she said. "We didn't, like, we didn't build it to be a trilogy or something. It was like Greta put everything into this movie, so I can't imagine what would be next."

The A-lister also waxed lyrical on the strength of original movies, adding: "I'd say the biggest takeaway for me is that original films can still hit huge at the box office. It doesn't have to be a sequel or a prequel or a remake.

"It can be totally original. It can still be big, get given the big budget to do that."

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