Edgar Wright’s crime thriller Baby Driver is finally out in theaters and is a major hit, gaining $21 million over its opening weekend alone. This is clearly director Edgar Wright’s biggest hit thus far, so it is no surprise that a sequel has been thrown into the conversation.
In a podcast with Empire magazine, Wright shared that the studio, Sony, has expressed interest in producing a sequel if Wright would be willing to be on board.
“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,” Wright told Empire. “Baby has got to a new place.”
If a sequel was to be greenlit, this would be a first for Wright, whose other movies include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim v. The World. When asked if Baby Driver deserves the sequel treatment, Wright suggests that the world isn’t done with Baby just yet.
“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 [film] you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not the apprentice anymore.”
You can listen to Empire Magazine’s full podcast here.