Barbenheimer Isn't Just a Trend, It's Becoming a Movie (Seriously)


Image: Warner Bros./Universal

July 21, 2023 ended up becoming one of the most important days of the year once folks realized that Warner Bros.’ Barbie and Universal’s Oppenheimer would come out on the same day. Once that sunk in, folks decided to smash the two into a portmanteau forever known as “Barbenheimer.” Along with with memes and videos putting the two protagonists in the other’s setting, moviegoers decided to make it into an actual thing, with many making the effort to see the two movies on the same day.

“Barbenheimer” ended up working out extremely well for both movies here in the west–Barbie is currently the highest-grossing movie of the year and in WB’s entire history, Oppenheimer may end up making $1 billion, and both seem likely to get nominations come awards season. In Japan, however, the trend was met with some controversy when WB’s social media team went a bit too far to embrace the memery. And if that weren’t enough, JoBlo has revealed they’re getting smashed together into an actual movie called Barbenheimer that’s presently in pre-production. The studio in charge of the production is Full Moon Features, best known for the Puppet Master and Trancers movies, and their take on things sounds…interesting, shall we say. Check out the poster and synopsis below:

In Dollsville, an angry group of female dolls led by Dr. Barbenheimer build an atomic weapon. Their mission? Their mission? But as the battle of the sexes swells, will Barbenheimer and her bevy of beauties end up blowing up more than they bargained for?

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Yeah, that’s probably the only real way you could do a movie based on “Barbenheimer,” right? The movie is expected to begin production in October and be available on Full Moon’s streaming services as well as Prime Video by Christmas. Want more io9 News? Check out when to expect the latest

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