AI-generated Barbie builds Oppenheimer’s A-bomb in ‘Barbenheimer’ crossover
Barbie helps Oppenheimer during the Manhattan Project’s Trinity Test in a series of hilarious AI images created for the fictional ‘Barbenheimer’ trend taking the internet by storm.
As Oppenheimer and Barbie continue their upward trajectory towards box-office greatness, AI art software is creating some incredible images for a fictional collection of Barbie x Trinity Test toys.
AI art has a field day with ‘Barbenheimer’ crossover
The internet phenomenon known as ‘Barbenheimer’, a portmanteau of the film titles of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, promoted both films more than any marketing campaign could ever hope to achieve.
Before either film was shown, fans around the world were already searching hard for crossover images between the two titles; Oppenheimer’s gritty realism next to Barbie’s vivid universe could make for interesting pictures, to say the least.
In fact, fans have even made trailers for the mishmash film ‘Barbenheimer’.
T-shirts and bootleg merchandise featuring the ‘crossover’ were soon available online; however, you’ll have trouble finding any officially licensed Barbenheimer toy and playset products.
Fortunately, you don’t have to imagine what the Barbie-Trinity Collection would look like with AI artwork software that would generate some funny promotional images for a fictional marketing campaign that would have Barbie entering the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Barbie was first launched in 1959, created by American entrepreneur Ruth Handler for the toy company Mattel. More than a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide since then, and the new film adaptation starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is expected to hit record sales again in 2023.
Oppenheimer is an epic biographical drama directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring one of the greatest ensemble casts in film history including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, and Florence Pugh.
Barbie and Oppenheimer are now showing in theaters worldwide, having premiered at the same time on July 21st.