Discussions are already underway for a potential sequel to the upcoming film “Barbie,” confirmed by Margot Robbie. However, Robbie advises caution in advance, expressing concerns about the risk of planning for something that may not be achievable.
In Greta Gerwig’s meta, self-aware satire, Robbie takes on the role of the titular character, exploring themes of femininity and mortality within the context of the beloved plastic doll that has captivated both children and adults for over 50 years. The film has garnered significant attention and high expectations due to its talented cast and the positive reactions to early footage.
Ynon Kreiz, the CEO of Mattel, views “Barbie” as the start of a potential franchise and is excited about the possibility of more Barbie movies. However, Robbie remains cautious. While she has engaged in discussions, no concrete plans have been made. She acknowledges that the project’s future can take various paths, given the diverse ideas explored on-screen and those that didn’t make it into Gerwig’s final cut.
Robbie believes it would be unwise to plan for a sequel that may never materialize while focusing on delivering a standalone film that stands on its own merits. “It could go a million different directions from this point,” she states. “But I think you fall into a bit of a trap if you try and set up a first movie whilst also planning for sequels.”
“Barbie” boasts a diverse ensemble cast, including Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Ritu Arya, and many others, each bringing distinct interpretations of Barbie to life. Additionally, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Scott Evans, John Cena, and Ncuti Gatwa portray different versions of Ken. The human roles feature America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Connor Swindells, Michael Cera, Jamie Demetriou, and Emerald Fennell. Helen Mirren lends her voice as the film’s narrator, adding to its allure.
The official synopsis from Warner Bros. describes the movie as follows: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.” “Barbie” is set to be released on July 21, 2023. You can watch the movie’s trailer below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about caution
What is the potential sequel being discussed for the film “Barbie”?
Margot Robbie has confirmed that discussions are already underway for a potential sequel to the film “Barbie.”
Why is Margot Robbie urging caution regarding the sequel?
Margot Robbie is cautious because she doesn’t want to fall into a trap by planning for something that may not be deliverable.
What themes are explored in the film “Barbie”?
The film “Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig, delves into themes of femininity and mortality within the context of the iconic plastic doll.
Who else is involved in the film “Barbie”?
The film features a talented ensemble cast, including Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, and many others, portraying distinct interpretations of Barbie. Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Scott Evans, John Cena, and Ncuti Gatwa play various versions of Ken.
When is the release date for “Barbie”?
“Barbie” is set to be released on July 21, 2023.
Is a sequel confirmed for “Barbie”?
While discussions are underway for a potential sequel, no concrete plans have been made at this point. The project could take various paths from here on.