Seems to Squash Hopes of ‘Barbie 2’
We Kinda Did Everything🤷🏽♂️
11/25/2023 4:09 PM PT
Margot Robbie says there probably ain’t gonna be a ‘Barbie’ sequel — ’cause she and the creative team put all their eggs into the OG basket … and there isn’t much else to say.
The actress was recently interviewed and got asked about the possibility of seeing her dressed in all pink again … but from the sound of her response, she doesn’t seem to have much hope that a ‘Barbie 2’ will be hitting theaters anytime in the near future.
“Barbie 2”? Margot Robbie on whether there will be a sequel to her summer hit. She produced and starred in Greta Gerwig’s film, which made over $1.4 billion at the box office. pic.twitter.com/x6dsIOq3iJ
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 17, 2023
MR says, “I think we put everything we had into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something. Greta put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”
It’s interesting that Margot isn’t trying to feed speculation of a sequel — which just about everyone assumed would get greenlit after how successful the first one did this year … aka, hitting a billion-dollar box office. We’re sure WB themselves thought it would happen too.
While she seems to be pouring cold water on the idea of another ‘Barbie’ flick — at least with her in the starring role — Margot did praise the idea of original IP films getting some love … in a world where superhero movies are usually the big moneymakers for studios.
Some might be bummed to hear this would-be news … but others are happy Margot and co. aren’t falling into the usual Hollywood playbook of cranking out sequels for the hell of it.
We’ll say this … ‘Barbie’ was certainly a cultural “moment” this year, and we’re not sure anything like that is gonna happen anytime soon — for better or worse.
Next up for Margot … this new ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ spinoff that’s now in production. Her ‘Barbie’ costar, Ryan Gosling, is attached to that as well — so they’ll reunite sooner than later.