Does Barbie have a post-credits scene?
Barbie didn’t have a post-credits scene at first, but now that the movie has received an IMAX re-release, it very much does. There are the details…
When Barbie was initially released, there was no post-credits scene, the film ending when the credits started rolling. But thanks to the movie’s phenomenal success, Warner Bros. is adding additional footage to the end of the movie.
Fans will be able to watch this new post-credits sequence when the film is released – for the first time – in IMAX theaters for a week from September 22, 2023.
“We made Barbie for the big screen, so it’s a thrill to be able to bring it to IMAX, the biggest screen of all,” director Greta Gerwig said via statement. “As a special thanks to Barbie fans, we’re excited to share a little bit more of our cast and crew’s incredible work by adding special new footage we hope audiences will enjoy.” But what happens in said extra footage? Read on to find out.
The Barbie IMAX post-credit scene, explained
The IMAX release of Barbie includes a post-credits blooper reel, along with a scene featuring Helen Mirren, who played the Narrator in the movie, showing the audience her face on screen for the first time.
The Barbie IMAX release post-credit stint finally cameos Helen Mirren in full force, after we had been hearing her voice tell lore and crack jokes throughout the movie.
The scene is as meta as the rest of the movie, as it shows the Narrator walking in on Midge (played by Emerald Fennell) giving birth. As you may know, Midge is one of the discontinued Barbie dolls that was able to “get pregnant.” The scene is comedic, but also points to the themes of motherhood within the movie.
Also, don’t worry Ken fans, there are a number of post-credits bloopers showcased, many of which include Ryan Gosling’s Ken, and his ad-libs throughout the filming process.
What happens in the Barbie credits?
The Barbie movie of course features multiple versions of Barbie and Ken, all of which are based on real dolls that you can buy. These kinds of easter eggs and cameos are often reserved for post-credits or mid-credits stints, but this actually takes up the majority of the Barbie credits themselves.
To the cover of “Barbie World” by Niki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), we see the pink and white credits shoot past the screen, mixed between images of old Barbie dolls, and clips of their promotional material.
This features a ton of Barbies that were discontinued for multiple reasons, including Growing Up Skipper (the Barbie whose chest grows), Midge (the pregnant Barbie in the previously discussed post-credits scene), and Barbie Video Girl (the Barbie with a camera and TV installed in her). There’s also plenty of Kens, including the iconic Magic Earring Ken (if you know, you know) and Sugar Daddy Ken.
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