Edgar Wright Is Weighing a Baby Driver Sequel at Sony’s Behest


#1

Sony, pleased by Baby Driver’s critical acclaim and box office return, is interested in another installment. “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’s podcast. “Baby has got to a new place.”

…“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,” Wright said.


#2

I feel like so much of the appeal came from the simple fact it wasn’t a sequel so this strikes me as taking entirely the wrong lesson from this.


#3

No thank you. That story is done and it wrapped up in a great way. It would render all of Baby Driver pointless if he got pulled back into a life of crime for “one more job”. Honestly, Wright should do to Baby Driver what he and Simon Pegg did with the Cornetto trilogy. Have a thematic throughline linking a series of films but tell completely independent stories in each one.


#4

I can’t think of any story reason to revisit these characters. The movie doesn’t leave loose ends, and the one question that I maybe have (spoiler: does Baby’s hearing come back?) if you forced me to come up with an unanswered question is not a strong hook to justify another round with these characters.