Will Baby Driver Sequel Happen? Here's What Director Says

Posted 2017/07/05 2288 0

Edgar Wright might buckle up for a Baby Driver sequel.


Edgar Wright’s musical crime thriller, Baby Driver, is currently tearing up cinemas, looking to outgross all of Wright’s other films in a matter of a couple weeks. It appears the filmmaker might be ready to do a straight-up sequel. Speaking on the Empire podcast, Wright revealed that Sony has asked him to consider making Baby Driver 2, and he’s doing just that:

“The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there's somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters. Baby has got to a new place.”

Wright elaborated on why there hasn’t been a follow-up to the likes of Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, and Hot Fuzz (though admitting there could be a sequel there), and said:

“Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one, unless there’s somewhere deeper for them to go… I think with Baby Driver there’s more that you can do in that realm, and I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of like the apprentice anymore.”

Wright also suggested that a particular deleted scene could be used in a sequel.

“Before they got to the post office there was this whole scene set to, believe it or not, a song by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And it’s a really funny and quirky sequence and I really liked it in isolation. But as soon as I tried lifting it out of the movie it made so much more sense. It flowed a lot better without it, basically. If I ever do a sequel, I can just reuse the scene as it was a really good scene, but it seemed to interrupt the flow of tension.”

In terms of box office, Baby Driver is really Wright's first certified U.S. hit movie. It's already eclipsed its budget, making nearly $50 million in a week. Whatever he does next, be it an immediate sequel or something else, we should be very excited that one of the world's best, most original filmmaker's stock is only rising.