Greta Gerwig's Barbie has achieved a historic box office run, earning more than $1 billion in worldwide sales.


Barbie has also proved to be a critical hit, receiving a four-star verdict from us at, and hooking in fans across the globe.

It's hardly surprising then, that rumours are rife about a potential sequel, or a Ken-focused spin-off.

While neither Mattel nor Discovery are yet to confirm any official plans for a sequel, they are yet to rule it out.

So, without further ado, read on for everything we know so far about the possibility of further films.

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Will there be a Barbie 2?

Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, wearing cowboy outfits
Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. Warner Bros/Jaap Buitendijk

As yet, it appears that there are no official plans for a sequel – but Gerwig and the cast haven't ruled one out.

Gerwig has previously teased there is potential for a Barbie Cinematic Universe, explaining during an interview with Variety in November 2022 that "it would certainly be exciting".

While promoting the first film, Margot Robbie explained that it "could go a million different directions" from where it ends up, but stressed that the film was not necessarily made with sequels in mind.

"I think you fall into a bit of a trap if you try and set up a first movie whilst also planning for sequels," she told Time.

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But one person who certainly seems keen on the idea of further films is Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz – who in the same Time article linked above was quoted as saying that "more Barbie movies" are hoped for.

In fact, Mattel currently has plans for a staggering 45 films based on its products at various stages of development – including a JJ Abrams-produced Hot Wheels movie and others based on Polly Pocket, Uno, and even the Magic 8 Ball.

When you take those ambitions into consideration – coupled with the projections that Barbie will be a huge hit – it seems more likely than not that we will indeed see a sequel somewhere down the line.

When we hear anything more concrete we'll post it here, so keep checking back for all the latest updates.

Will there be a Ken spin-off?

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie. Warner Bros/Jaap Buitendijk

One rumour that has been doing the rounds recently is that Ken will be getting his own spin-off after a report from insider Daniel Richtman claimed a project was currently in development at Warner Bros Discovery.

The report says the spin-off film is in its early stages, and it's unknown who would be writing, directing, or working on the project if it proves to be true – with no confirmation as yet from Warner Bros themselves.

For now, it's probably best we treat these rumours with a pinch of salt – but should anything become official we'll keep you updated.

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