Two movies. One weekend. One global phenomenon. Audiences have coined 2023’s movie event of the year Barbenheimer, as Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer are set to go head-to-head in theaters this weekend. One of the best things to come out of this cinematic feat pre-release is undoubtedly all the beautiful Barbenheimer posters.
Opinions vary on whether Barbenheimer is more of a collaboration or a competition, but one thing is for certain: fans can’t get enough of it. In the spirit of new lock screens and sensational creativity, there’s no better time to assemble a list of the best Barbenheimer posters.
Disclaimer: I stumbled upon these posters in a thread on Twitter in which not all the artists are mentioned. If you, or someone you know are one of the incredibly talented artists responsible for the posters showcased in this article, please message me and I will give proper credit.
1. Barbie and Oppenheimer go dancing
Barbie (Margot Robbie) is so much more than just a doll, and Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) isn’t just a theoretical physicist. Who wouldn’t want to leave their day job and go dancing with Barbie?
2. Barbie and Oppenheimer blow up the beach
Ken’s (Ryan Gosling) job is beach, and Oppenheimer’s job is bomb. Barbie has left behind delightful, himbo Kenergy for a more explosive personality.
3. Barbie and Oppenheimer show off their star-studded casts
Barbie and Oppenheimer may be the stars of the show, but each film boasts an insanely impressive cast. This Barbenheimer poster pays homage to all cast members, while keeping the titular characters front and center.
4. Oppenheimer goes pink, just for Barbie
Stop the car Barbie, we’re going bombing. In arguably the most colorful and well-designed Barbenheimer poster, a little bit of shrapnel isn’t going to stop Barbie and Oppenheimer from having a good time.
5. Barbie watches the bomb
Barbie’s kingdom is sure to be one of the most beautiful sets in movie history, until it’s discovered by Oppenheimer. This explosion is enough to make Barbie think about dying.
6. Barbie and Oppenheimer cross Abbey Road
The only crossover bigger than Barbie and Oppenheimer may be Barbenheimer and The Beatles. Pairing the movie event of the summer with one of the greatest albums of all time is an impressive display of taste.
7. Barbie poses with the bomb
Let’s face it, Barbie looks great no matter what she’s doing. Put her in front of the atomic bomb, and she looks to be having a great time. But did Oppenheimer tell her to strike a pose?
8. Barbie and Oppenheimer are two sides of the same coin
Inside of everyone there’s a Barbie and an Oppenheimer, but which side suits you best? The good news is, there will be weeks to experience the famed double feature of Oppenheimer and Barbie.
9. She’s everything, he just made a bomb
Barbie and Oppenheimer releasing on the same weekend is the biggest crossover in recent memory, but what if there’s more to come? Could Barbie and Oppenheimer appear in the same movie in the future? This Barbenheimer poster makes a compelling case.
10. Barbie and Oppenheimer meet in the parking lot
Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan has a long-standing relationship with Warner Bros, the same studio behind Barbie. Perhaps the two titular stars crossed paths sometime during production?
11. Barbie and Oppenheimer drive straight into the bomb
Does anyone know if Oppenheimer brought his roller skates? No matter, Barbie and the Barbie mobile are fired up and ready to take the duo wherever they need to go.
11 Barbenheimer posters still isn’t enough
The world simply cannot get enough Barbenheimer. Although promotion from actors and writers has stopped completely due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, both Barbie and Oppenheimer are getting enough good word-of-mouth from the fans as opening weekend approaches.
The best way to experience Barbenheimer is the famed double feature on opening weekend, so grab tickets now and support your local theater! Barbenheimer is poised to be one of the biggest movie events of the decade, with artists and fans alike teaming up to make it an unforgettable experience!
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