Baby Driver released this past weekend, bringing us as close to a The Fast and the Furious/The Fault in Our Stars mash-up as we’ll ever get. And like every movie Edgar Wright has directed, the chase-scene musical was released to much critical acclaim. It’s actually managed to make a bit of money, too—a rare accomplishment for a movie having nothing to do with flying men in spandex. So, naturally, the possibility of a sequel has begun floating around. Surprisingly, Wright seems open to the idea of making 2 Baby 2 Driver a reality.
In an interview with Empire, Wright explained his interest in potentially filming the first sequel of his career:
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. 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.
That certainly seems to make sense. Although, if we’re throwing out ideas, maybe we could get a Hot Fuzz sequel where Simon Pegg is now the Prime Minister?
Should Wright ever return for Tween Driver, he’s already got a scene mapped out. Be warned, there’s a slight spoiler in here for those not sure what sorts of businesses get robbed in the first film:
Before they got to the post office there was this whole scene set to, believe it or not, a song by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And it’s a really funny and quirky sequence and I really liked it in isolation. But as soon as I tried lifting it out of the movie it made so much more sense. It flowed a lot better without it, basically. If I ever do a sequel, I can just reuse the scene as it was a really good scene, but it seemed to interrupt the flow of tension.
The Toys R’ Us on-foot heist set to Bubba Sparxx’s “Ms. New Booty” will likely remain cut.
Check out our review of the speedy first film here and our recent interview with Wright here.