From meme to reality — The Barbenheimer movie: Plot, release date & more

Horror comedy B-movie legend Charles Band wants to blend Barbie and Oppenheimer. The movie we were all been waiting for, but we didn't ask for.

From meme to reality —  The Barbenheimer movie: Plot, release date & more
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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We have talked a lot here about the phenomenon that was the simultaneous release of Barbie and Oppenheimer. Both movies were a huge hit at the box office this summer, and many people fantasized about combining the two adventures into one film. People were longing for it… until now.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the phenomenon of the double feature of Barbie and Oppenheimer has inspired an upcoming comedy about a scientist building an atomic bomb to end humanity. Surely, it’s better than what the AI imagined back in July.

“The D Cup, the A-Bomb,” reads the slogan on the poster. The movie is called Barbenheimer, and yes, it’s real. In fact, it was up for sale at this year’s American Film Market.

The most absurd movie in the world… I need to see it now

Although the cast has not been announced yet, the plot follows Dr. Bambi J. Barbenheimer, a scientific doll from Dolltopia who has a boyfriend named… Twink Dollman.

After venturing into the real world, Dr. Barbenheimer decides to nuclearly avenge the way human children treat dolls. There will also be at least a couple of songs.

Charles Band, a B-movie veteran who produces low-budget titles with his company Full Moon Features, is producing this shameless spoof.

And hey, we’re allowed to describe Barbenheimer that way – after all, Band himself admitted to THR that it’s 100% an attempt to capitalize on the success of Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan. There’s no creative and artistic excuse here.

“But it’s also an opportunity to have fun with the odd pairing of these two movies and the combination of Barbie’s world and Oppenheimer’s darkness,” he added. “You mix all that up, and you have a great opportunity for dark humor.”

When will Barbenheimer be released? JoBlo reported back in August that the movie was set to premiere this Christmas on Prime Video and Full Moon’s own streaming service.

However, according to Insider, the film won’t start filming until 2024. Since there hasn’t been any official announcement, for now, Barbenheimer’s explosive debut remains something to be regarded as a curiosity.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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