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Will Baby Driver 2 Happen? Here’s What Edgar Wright Says

Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver

It's officially a full week since Baby Driver started playing in theaters, and there's no doubt that this is Edgar Wright's most successful movie yet. Not only has it been well received by most critics, but it's earned over $35 million domestically, making this the director's biggest box office opening yet. While Baby Driver easily works as a standalone tale, Wright has revealed that he's already been approached about making a sequel, and he's considering making it happen. Wright said:

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.

So while Baby Driver 2 hasn't been officially greenlit, Edgar Wright at least sounds amenable to revisiting Ansel Elgort's getaway driver at a later date. This would be new territory for Wright, as he's never directed a sequel before. According to Edgar Wright, what makes Baby Driver worthy of a follow-up is that there is "more that you can do in that realm." Although Wright has just started mulling over Baby Driver 2, he already has an idea that would "subvert" Baby's involvement in crime so that he's "not the apprentice anymore." Wright also informed Empire that there's a deleted Baby Driver scene that could work in the sequel. The director detailed:

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.

Warning: SPOILERS for Baby Driver are ahead!

When we left off with Baby in Baby Driver, he had been sentenced to 25 years in prison, with the possibility of parole in five years. Although the last minute showed the talented wheelman getting out of jail and reuniting with Debora outside the complex, but because the black-and-white moment slowly faded to color, it was left ambiguous on if this reunion actually happened or if it was another fantasy sequence. Assuming Baby Driver 2 is made, that will confirm that he is indeed out of prison, and we would see him returning to his life of high-speed chases and jamming to music.

While we wait for more news on Baby Driver 2, be sure to check out the first movie in theaters and read our review of it. You can also browse through out 2017 movie guide to see what else is playing this summer.

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