“I’ll never have another idea”: Barbie Director Turned Down WB After Studio Forced to Sign Her Absurd Deal as Margot Robbie Starrer Inches Towards $1B Club

Barbie Director Turned Down WB After Studio Forced to Sign Her Absurd Deal as Margot Robbie Starrer Inches Towards $1B Club
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Greta Gerwig-directed 2023 American fantasy comedy film featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling Barbie is making tidal waves after grossing $900 million this week at the global box office. The movie is creating a lot of buzz on social media, with fans gushing over its unique and creative plots, aesthetic props, top-notch costumes, and several hit musicals by A-list singers. 


However, the award-winning filmmaker has no plans for a sequel, as when recently asked if there are any plans for a potential installment for her record-smashing project, to which she subtly denied, saying, “At this moment, it’s all I’ve got.” 

As per reports, Warner Bros. Studios allegedly came up with a deal for a potential Barbie sequel before the movie hit theaters, but her reps put it off until the film’s released. Now that it is already close to hitting a $1 billion club movie, there might be possibilities for another adventurous project in Gerwig-created Barbieland.


Greta Gerwig Has No Deal For Potential Barbie Sequel

Barbie film director Greta Gerwig
Barbie film director Greta Gerwig

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s starrer film Barbie is doing exceptionally well at the box office. The movie has received critical acclaim from critics, and fans can’t get enough of the masterpiece director Greta Gerwig has created with her directing genius. The project made its stunning $162 million debut at its opening weekend and has continued breaking records as audiences enjoy every bit of this movie on the silver screen. 

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Two more big-budgeted films were released in July: Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Cillian Murphy-led Oppenheimer, and both flicks are doing well. Nevertheless, Barbie has outperformed now that it is close to grossing $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Barbie movie cast
Barbie movie cast

The massive success of this movie has left many wondering if there will be a sequel. In a recent candid interview with New York Times, when asked if Barbie is a start of a franchise, to this the famous screenwriter said,

“At this moment, it’s all I’ve got. I feel like that at the end of every movie, like I’ll never have another idea and everything I’ve ever wanted to do, I did. I wouldn’t want to squash anybody else’s dream, but for me, at this moment, I’m at totally zero.”

As per reports, WB tried to seal a deal with Greta Gerwig before the flick was released, but her rep put it off. 

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Greta Gerwig Talks about the Massive Success of Her Film

Greta Gerwig is the current fan-favorite director
Greta Gerwig

In a candid interview, Greta Gerwig opened up about the overwhelming response her movie has received worldwide, with fans wearing all pink ensembles in theaters which have left her awed. She shared that it’s a whole new level of experience, saying, 

“Honestly, I’m experiencing everything in real-time, and it is sort of mind-boggling. But it’s incredible because I’m also in New York City, and yesterday I started jumping around to theaters and turning up the volume at different show times. I was like, ‘I think we can add a DB. Let’s just keep going.’ But yeah, I mean, it’s amazing. Obviously, I’m here in New York City, but I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s everywhere.’ How fabulous and strange.”

Greta Gerwig-directed 2023 American fantasy comedy Barbie stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.

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Barbie is now playing in theaters.

Source: THR


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