The wheels are in motion on the follow up to Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed, music-driven Baby Driver. While the writer-director has previously expressed interest in creating a second film (Wright has never done a sequel to any of his films before), he seems more game to be involved in a potential project, as he tells EW in an interview:
Those talks [for a sequel] 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.
Besides Baby Driver, Wright’s previous projects were his “Cornetto” trilogy, and a film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Wright was due to direct Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, but left the project late in pre-production after creative disputes over the script.
Wright also took the opportunity to address the allegations of sexual misconduct against Baby Driver cast member Kevin Spacey:
The truth of it is that I only had a professional experience with him and I wasn’t aware of any misconduct during production. I’m as troubled and distressed as I’m sure you are by the accounts that have come out in the last five weeks. All I can really do is offer my support to the victims that have come forward and be aggrieved on their behalf. I want to stress that hundreds of other cast and crew members worked on this movie and they contributed truly great work to this production. I remain very proud of the finished film and I remain very proud of their tireless efforts. I don’t want to appear insensitive in any way, but I really have to celebrate the incredible work of my cast and crew. I would be nothing without them and I don’t want them to be tarnished by the private actions of one person.
Just last week, Baby Driver’s soundtrack landed it a Grammy nomination. “It’s incredible,” Wright said of the nod. “I didn’t really think it my wildest dreams. You don’t go into a film like this thinking about these things. So, at this point, it’s all like a glorious bonus.”
Check out our review of Baby Driver here, and our own interview with Wright here. As we wait for an official word on a sequel, feel free to spend the time writing up your wishlist for the soundtrack.