‘Baby Driver’ sequel may be in the works
Sony has asked Edgar Wright to consider writing a sequel to the surprise summer hit Baby Driver. After it stormed the box office with almost $40 million to date, this news is not surprising.
What is surprising is Wright’s openness to the idea. After refusing to make a sequel to any of his previous works (the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, after all, consists of standalone films), the British director has admitted he may make an exception for his Baby.
“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,” he told the Empire podcast. “Baby has got to go to a new place.”
Wright added he’s been thinking about the potential sequel’s story, adding, “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.”
After a feared summer of flops, you’d think Hollywood would be a little more wary of inundating audiences with yet another sequel. “Man, this is depressing”, one insider told the LA Times. “It’s just entirely sequels and franchises, and something’s got to give.”
With any luck, the ingenuity and success of Baby Driver might be the proof studio execs need to take a punt on more original concepts in future.