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Is Barbie 2 on cards? Here’s what Margot Robbie has to say

Are you one of those people who wore pink for the Barbenheimer weekend? Well, then there is “maybe” some probable good news for you. In recent developments, when asked about the prospect of a follow-up to the Greta Gerwing-directed Barbie movie, the lead actress Margot Robbie stated, “I think we put everything 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.”

Not All Hopes Lost Yet for Barbie 2

Robbie further lightens the mood by adding that the “biggest takeaway” from the Barbie movie is that original works can still achieve immense success. Robbie, who portrayed the lead role, expressed, “It doesn’t have to be a sequel, prequel, or a remake; it can be entirely original. It can still be big — given the big budget to do that. And just because it features a female lead doesn’t mean it won’t hit all four quadrants, which is, you know, I think a misconception that a lot of people still have.”Highlighting the film’s success, she emphasized its role in opening doors for filmmakers to pursue their “big original ideas.”

Earlier, Gerwig had stated, “I feel like that at the end of every movie, like I’ll never have another idea, and everything I’ve ever wanted to do, I did. I wouldn’t want to squash anybody else’s dream, but for me, at this moment, I’m at totally zero,” she said.

Fans Agree with Margot Robbie

Fans on Twitter agreed with the sentiments expressed by Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig. The success of the initial Barbie film is attributed to the genuine storytelling by the filmmakers. As there is currently no compelling reason driving the need for a sequel, it is understandable why Robbie and Gerwig are not enthusiastic about a return. This stance has garnered widespread support from fans, who echo Robbie’s view that not every successful film necessitates a sequel.

On the other hand, amidst Mattel planning its course for a cinematic universe, the inclusion of beloved franchises like Barney and Hot Wheels promises a diverse and exciting assembling of storytelling. The decision to expand beyond Barbie demonstrates Mattel’s commitment to leveraging its legendary properties, aiming to capture the hearts of audiences across different age groups.

The triumph of Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Barbie not only solidifies the character’s iconic appeal but also serves as a catalyst for Mattel’s ambitious endeavors. The positive reception to Robbie’s performance has not only generated renewed interest in Barbie but has also strengthened the company’s confidence in exploring the potential of other well-known IPs within its portfolio.

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Ankita holds a post-graduate degree in political science and balances various roles every day. She works as a copywriter, and a news writer, and takes on freelance writing projects while nurturing her love for animals. With a keen interest in unbiased journalism, she finds enjoyment in Woody Allen's movies and rock music. Ankita appreciates a wide range of perspectives, especially those that align with the left of centre.