Barbie has become the most successful movie of 2023. The film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has grossed a whopping $1,441,769,400, which, considering its $145 million budget, is insane. Undoubtedly, many were expecting Barbie to do well, but these numbers are so huge that even at Warner, they weren’t sure it would perform this well.
This has, obviously, sparked talk about a supposed sequel to the movie. There were rumors before that Warner had plans to continue with Barbie, but since the movie’s release, we haven’t heard anything more. Now, however, Margot Robbie herself has addressed this issue.
I think we put all our efforts into it
In a new interview with the Babylon actress for AP Entertainment, Robbie was asked about the possibility of Barbie 2 arriving someday. However, her words may not be very encouraging for those hoping the Mattel doll will make a comeback:
“I think we went all out. We didn’t conceive it to be a trilogy or anything like that. Greta poured everything into this film, so I can’t imagine what would come next.”
If that wasn’t enough, Robbie made it clear that one of Barbie‘s key elements was breaking away from current Hollywood norms. Here’s what she said:
“Barbie has shown that not everything has to be a sequel, a prequel, or a new version. It can be completely original. It can still be something big with a good budget to support it. And the fact that there’s a female lead doesn’t mean it won’t appeal to all four quadrants, which, you know, I think is a misconception many people still have.”