‘Baby Driver’ Causes Austin Powers Halloween Masks To Sell Out

Austin Powers Halloween masks may be hard to come by right now.

The masks have sold out at several sites, including Amazon and eBay. And it’s all thanks to a scene from Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

In the scene, Baby (Ansel Elgort) is getting ready to help a trio of robbers before a heist. One of the robbers pulls out the masks they are going to use for the job. Instead of Michael Myers masks—you know, from the Halloween movies—he pulls out Austin Powers masks, the character played by actor Mike Myers.

The innocent mix-up has caused Austin Powers masks to sell like crazy.

The news, it seems, doesn’t surprise Wright.

“I’m very proud. I feel like through my career, I have given people some very easy Halloween costumers, like Shaun in Shaun of the Dead,” Wright told The Hollywood Reporter. “I even mentioned to Warner Bros. [which released Austin Powers under New Line Cinema] that they may ship a lot of masks at Halloween, and I think that’s exactly what’s happened.”

Baby Driver became a summer blockbuster, earning $108 million domestically.

Watch the Baby Driver scene below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ashley Carter
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