Director Edgar Wright is a genius when it comes to filmmaking. He doesn’t have one bad movie in his filmography, and his latest film is no different. Baby Driver is one of the best films of the summer, being a hit with critics and audiences. So it’s not surprising that Sony Pictures wants to capitalize on its success.
Baby Driver is looking to outgross every one of Wright’s previous films and is shaping up to be a sleeper hit of the summer. Wright was recently on the Empire podcast and spoke about Sony’s desire to make Baby Driver 2:
“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 went on to say that he doesn’t want to take Baby back to square one. He wants a sequel to be something new and refreshing:
“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.”
Will Baby Driver 2 have a Bonnie and Clyde influence? Only time will tell, but I can’t wait to see what Wright has in store for the future. Stay tuned for more updates on Baby Driver 2, and check out our review of the first film here.
Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Baby Driver is in theaters now.
Source: The Empire Podcast
7 Superhero Properties Perfect For Edgar Wright
With Baby Driver set to hit American theaters soon, Edgar Wright is trending more now than he has in years. His name will forever be associated with Ant-Man despite the fact he ultimately walked away from the project over creative differences with Marvel Studios, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get a second chance with the superhero genre. Just look at directors like Zack Snyder or actors like Chris Evans who’ve handled multiple comic book properties without audiences batting even an eye. Honestly, I’d watch any movie directed by Edgar Wright — yes, even Squirrel Girl – so I’m just hopeful he jumps back into the comic world somehow. Hell, I’d even spend top dollar to read a comic book by him if he decided to do something smaller with one of these characters.
Unfortunately, I don’t foresee any of these projects ever happening with Wright at the helm. He’s carved out quite a niche for himself developing his own stories — with the exception of the wonderful Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — and I don’t imagine him comfortably giving up creative freedom to a committee any time soon. But a man can dream, right?
So hit Next and find out more about seven superheroes who are a great fit for Edgar Wright’s unique directorial style.