Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins Won’t Be Directing Margot Robbie’s Barbie Live-Action Movie

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Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie might be one of the hottest names in Hollywood but it looks like DC Extended Universe's Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins going to direct the actress's upcoming Barbie movie.

Speaking in an interview with Deadline at this year's Sundance Festival, Jenkins decided to take up the rumors that have been going around saying that she'll be directing the Barbie live-action movie for Warner Brothers.

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The Barbie live-action movie had seen a lot of hiccups during its production – when the film was first announced by Sony in 2015, Amy Schumer was attached to star, then when work on the film stalled, the comedian was replaced with Anne Hatheway. The Barbie movie eventually migrated from Sony to Warner Brothers, Robbie was cast for the role and Jenkins was rumored to direct the film.

Though Jenkins admits that she loves Barbie, the filmmaker admits that she won't be able to work on the upcoming live-action movie.

"I love Barbie as well, and see an interesting thing. It's something we talked about, it's not something I'm planning on doing. My schedule - I'm not really available to do it any time soon. It's fun to talk about it; I'm not the person directing it at the moment," Jenkins said in her interview with Deadline.

Jenkins isn't lying either. The director's been especially busy ever since the success of the DCEU's first Wonder Woman movie. Now, the filmmaker is working on Wonder Woman 1984, a sequel that's going to bring us back to the 80s with Gal Gadot's Diana Prince.

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Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release June 5, 2020.

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