Sony announced it is delaying the release of its Barbie movie to May 2020.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced yesterday that its upcoming Barbie movie has been delayed from its scheduled release date of August 8, 2018 to May 8, 2020. You may recall originally Barbie was slated for release on June 29, 2018 but that was eventually pushed back. This is now the second delay for the comedy movie. Fans may recall that Sony and Mattel partnered way back in 2014 to collaborate on bringing this movie to life based on the popular girls’ toy property, Barbie.
After Amy Schumer left the project due to scheduling conflicts, Anne Hathaway was cast in the lead role as Barbie. Upon departing, in a statement released by Schumer, she stated that the film “holds so much promise and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed … but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.” Interestingly, Schumer helped work on the script along with several others. No official statement was released on whether the script will be re-written or if the director will continue to work with the same script. There also were no specifics as to what was the cause of the delay but fans will now have to wait until 2020 to catch Barbie on the big screen. Let’s hope the wait is worth it. Alethea Jones, an Australian filmmaker, is the director for the film, while Laurie MacDonald is the producer on this live-action adaptation of Barbie to the big screen.
So far not many details have been revealed as far as trailers or plotline for the live-action movie other than the fact that Barbie the doll gets ostracized from Barbieland for being imperfect, so she eventually goes on a magical adventure into the real world. In its present state, it appears to be a story of discovering one’s uniqueness. Presently, we also have no confirmation as to whether Ken will be featured in the movie. Expect it to be somewhat similar to movies like Enchanted. For Barbie fans, it will be interesting to see how well it translates to the big screen.
So what do Barbie fans think about the delay? Are you excited to see Barbie on the big screen? Let us know in the comments section.