Margot Robbie’s outstanding performance as Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation has certainly left an indelible mark on audiences globally. The live-action film showcased Robbie’s talent and charm, making the character come alive on the big screen. However, recent reports suggest that if a sequel were to be in the works, Robbie might not reprise her role as the iconic doll.
According to a report by Radar Online, an insider has revealed that Margot Robbie is unlikely to return for a potential sequel to the billion-dollar chartbuster film, Barbie. The source disclosed that Robbie won’t be part of the sequel, irrespective of the financial offer presented by the studio.
In the first Barbie film, Robbie co-produced the movie alongside her husband, securing a significant payout, reportedly exceeding $50 million. Despite the lucrative compensation, Robbie seems set on parting ways with her role as Barbie, allowing her co-star Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, to take the spotlight in the film and focus on his character’s narrative.
The insider mentioned, “Everyone at the studio is talking about making a Ken movie, while the idea of making another movie centered on Margot as Barbie is pretty much off the table. It’s all about the story of Margot.”
Greta Gerwig, the director of Barbie, intentionally designed the film’s universe to revolve beyond a single Barbie character, implying a deliberate shift away from centering the franchise solely around Robbie’s portrayal.
Margot Robbie’s performance in Barbie garnered widespread acclaim and contributed to the film’s monumental success, surpassing the billion-dollar mark at the box office and setting numerous records. Robbie’s exceptional portrayal also sparked rumors of an Academy Awards nomination in the Best Actress category.
As speculations regarding a potential sequel continue to circulate, fans eagerly await official announcements about the direction the Barbie franchise will take. Meanwhile, the current Barbie film is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video, allowing audiences to relive Robbie’s compelling portrayal of the iconic doll.