Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is one of the more fulfilling hits of the summer. It made a ton of cash, earned a ton of critical clout, and was generally a great time for audiences, and it was AN ORIGINAL IDEA OMG! Of course, this means a Baby Driver sequel is en route.
Wright recently spoke to EW about the possible sequel, and it seems that while he might write the screenplay, he may hand off directing duties to someone else:
“Those talks are already in the works. The deal is being hammered out as we speak. So, hopefully, I’m going to at least write a second one. I’ve definitely got lots of ideas. Whether it’s the next movie, I don’t know. I’m just working that out at the moment, actually. I have a couple of things that I’ve been developing, and also a couple of new ideas that I had, and all the nice things things that I’ve been offered since [the release of Baby Driver]. I would like to get back on the saddle very shortly, because — slightly beyond my control — but there was four years between The World’s End and Baby Driver. I don’t want it to be that long again. I would love to have a film out in the next two years.”
All positive stuff. He wants to get going on his next project, and we should all be happy for that. Handing off the Baby Driver sequel to a different director might be an issue down the road. Sometimes it works out well – James Cameron’s Aliens, Guillermo Del Toro’s Blade II – sometimes it does not (*cough* Batman Forever).
Stay tuned for more news about the Baby Driver sequel as it pops up.