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Barbie movie director and writer Greta Gerwig says she has no plans to make a sequel

Charisa Bossinakis

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Barbie movie director and writer Greta Gerwig says she has no plans to make a sequel

Featured Image Credit: Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic/Getty Images. Warner Bros.

Greta Gerwig has revealed there is no Barbie 2 currently on the horizon.

While sitting down with The New York Times, the Ladybird director gave her thoughts on her newest film and whether there could be a cinematic franchise brewing.

“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," she told the outlet.

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"I wouldn’t want to squash anybody else’s dream but for me, at this moment, I’m at totally zero."

Credit: C. Wilson/Getty Images for Warner Bros.
Credit: C. Wilson/Getty Images for Warner Bros.

Look, even being swayed with a big cheque; we have to respect the artistry here.

Her film that revolves around the Mattel toy has shattered several box office records since its premiere last week.

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In the US, Barbie took in $155 million, which is the biggest domestic opening of 2023.

Gerwig's project has also seen her have the title of the highest opening weekend set by a solo female director.

Pop Crave claims Barbie has also been the biggest opening for a movie about a toy, the biggest opening ever for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, as well as the biggest opening weekend for a film that isn't a sequel, remake, or superhero movie.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Elsewhere in the interview, Gerwig, who not only directed the film but co-wrote it with her partner Noah Baumbach, said that she was 'lost for words' regarding the Barbie movie hysteria.

“I’ve been in New York City and spent Thursday and Friday just spot-checking different theaters, listening to the levels and making sure the picture looked nice and trying to relinquish control, which is difficult,” she added.

“But honestly, it’s been amazing to walk around and see people in pink.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine something like this.”

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While we may not get a Barbie sequel, Gerwig is currently working on another highly anticipated film: Walt Disney’s Snow White.

Gerwig has penned the script for the latest adaptation of the Disney princess, played by West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler.

Joining Zegler will also be Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, Ansu Kabia as the Huntsman and Martin Klebba as Grumpy.

The film is set to be directed by Marc Webb, who previously directed films such as 500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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It's slated for a 2024 release.

Topics: Film & TV, Barbie, Film and TV, News, Greta Gerwig

Charisa Bossinakis
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