Having commanded a whopping $1.4 billion at the global box office, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” stands as a crowning jewel of Mattel’s film catalogue. Not missing a beat, Mattel gave the nod to a colossal 14 subsequent films, all of which are at different points in their development journey. Notably, this massive venture doesn’t yet feature a sequel to the money-spinning “Barbie”.
Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Sequel Uncertainty
While it might be easy to take Margot Robbie’s recent comments about doubting a Barbie sequel at face value, caution is recommended. Speaking to the AP, Robbie stated, “I think we put everything we had into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something. Greta [Gerwig] put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.” The underlying message here might simply be that they’re waiting for the right offer.
A Sequel for ‘Barbie’ Seems Inevitable
In the glittering labyrinth of Hollywood, money is a key influencer. Refraining from creating a sequel to the billion-dollar grossing “Barbie” is virtually unimaginable. Regardless of Gerwig’s involvement, a sequel seems destined to materialize sooner or later. So don’t be fooled into thinking otherwise.
Interestingly, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, and Ryan Gosling did not have sequel provisions in their initial “Barbie” contracts – somewhat unexpected for stars of a big-budget franchise. Consequently, the central trio of “Barbie” have no set agreements to return for a sequel. That said, if they do sign up, you can bet they’ll receive a handsome payday courtesy of Warner Bros – possibly running into eight figures.
Mattel Expresses Interest in ‘Barbie’ Sequel
Despite the stars’ contractual situation, Mattel has already conveyed its interest in a sequel. Gerwig may have admitted her lack of concrete ideas for a second movie, but the eureka moment can happen anytime. It’s just as inevitable as the dawn following the dusk.
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