Barbie

Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party With This New ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Batman Doll

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by Luke Brown February 1, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
Mattel
Boy, these new Barbie body types are sure getting really specific. I mean, it makes sense for Mattel to attempt to reach a broader, more diverse audience by releasing new Barbies that better match the girls and young women of the world, but aging, rich white dude with trust issues hardly seems like it will strike the right chord. The only thing this might strike is fear into the hearts of criminals. Though Mattel had announced the full DC Trinity (in their Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice garb) would be getting the Barbie treatment at San Diego Comic-Con last year, the only doll anyone got to see was Wonder Woman. The Amazonian princess certainly looked the part, but nobody really knew what to expect from a potential Batman or Superman at the time. With Toy Fair 2016 right around the corner, and Mattel having a large Barbie and DC Comics presence at the show, it seemed like we might get our first glimpse at the Bruce and Clark Ken dolls in a few weeks. Thanks to Amazon, we no longer have to wait for Batman.

Live-Action ‘Barbie’ Movie Will Try on a Few More Screenplays Before Heading Out

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by Britt Hayes December 15, 2015 @ 7:39 PM
Pixar
The best news to come out of Sony’s live-action Barbie movie occurred over the summer, when the studio hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to deliver a new draft of the screenplay based on Mattel’s iconic toy. But just as Barbie herself has tried on many different outfits and career choices, Sony has decided to try on many different screenplays until they find one that fits.

Reese Witherspoon Is Developing a Movie About the Creation of Barbie

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by Britt Hayes November 27, 2015 @ 3:25 PM
Ian Waldie / Dmitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
Not to be confused with Sony’s live-action Barbie movie that’s hitting theaters in 2017, Reese Witherspoon is developing her own Barbie project, but this one isn’t a fictional adventure starring the iconic doll. Instead, Witherspoon is teaming up with her producing partner Bruna Papandrea to tell Barbie’s origin story with a new film based on the book Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her.

Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver,’ Diablo Cody’s ‘Barbie,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and More Get New Release Dates

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by Britt Hayes August 5, 2015 @ 5:39 PM
Sony Pictures
Sony went on a release date-spree earlier today, scheduling a ton of upcoming films for 2016 and 2017. In addition to Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4, the studio also set a 2017 date for the first film in Stephen King’s Dark Tower franchise and announced dates for a handful of anticipated projects, like Edgar Wright’s latest, the Barbie movie, Underworld 5 and more.

Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the Barbie Movie, Which Is Actually Pretty Perfect

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by Britt Hayes March 4, 2015 @ 7:12 PM
Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Plans for a Barbie movie were first announced last year to much confusion/fascination/morbid curiosity. But like LEGO, the world of Barbie is pretty vast and offers almost infinite possibilities—she’s had so many careers, for one thing. The live-action Barbie film hasn’t offered any news since the initial announcement, but today brings word that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has been hired to give the script the ol’ rewrite treatment. Honest to blog.

'Hunger Games' Barbie Lets You Play With a Tiny Katniss

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by Sean O'Connell April 9, 2012 @ 9:14 AM
Lionsgate
What an interesting clash of cultures. Katniss Everdeen, butt-kicking savior of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ stands for independence, self-sacrifice and survival under harsh conditions. Barbie, the iconic Mattel toy, stands for bathing suits, nightgowns and flirting with Ken. Can the two ideals intertwine?