Margot Robbie reflects on the blockbuster success of the Barbie movie and discusses the possibility of a sequel.
“Barbie” is the biggest cinematic hit of the year and one of the highest-grossing productions of all time. The movie has collected over $1.4 billion from audiences worldwide and ranks fourteenth on the list of the biggest box office successes in history. Shortly after the premiere of the film directed by Greta Gerwig, signals appeared indicating further development of the “Barbie” cinematic universe and its transition into the world of series. Representatives from Warner Bros. and Mattel, the company producing the most popular toy for girls, intend to expand the “Barbie” world. However, indications suggest that it may not necessarily involve the participation of the main star of the first film. Margot Robbie just admitted that she doesn’t see the point in making “Barbie 2” and returning to the role. The actress believes that everything the creators wanted to convey to the audience was contained in the first film, which was intended to be a standalone piece rather than the first installment of a series.
“I think we put everything into this one. We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something,” Robbie said. “It was like Greta put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”
According to Robbie, this should convince studios to trust creators and allocate larger budgets for original productions, including those where women take the lead. It’s worth noting that both Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling have not made agreements with Warner Bros. that would require them to return for a sequel or other productions related to the franchise.