Warning: spoilers ahead for Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. Read ahead at your own risk!
Like an expert getaway wheelman, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver came out of nowhere this summer and took moviegoers by storm. The original heist film emerged as one of the big winners of the last few months (critically and financially), leading many fans to clamor for another journey into the Baby Driver world. It's a concept with potential, and even Kevin Spacey apparently wants to get back in on the action as Doc. In fact, CinemaBlend was in the crowd during last night's Cars, Arts, & Beats: A Night Out with Baby Driver event in Los Angeles, and Spacey took the stage to pitch his sequel. He said:
I know that some people may think that the character doesn't survive, but the truth is we've already been discussing a sequel, which I think should be called Baby Doc... So I may be able to get my driving in in the next one. That's my feeling.
This might come as a surprise to some, as Kevin Spacey's Doc seems to meet a pretty violent end in Baby Driver's third act. After all, getting run over by a police car driven at full speed by Buddy (Jon Hamm) would be enough to take out even the toughest of badasses. That said, Spacey (depending on how serious he is with these comments) seems to think that it's possible for Doc to return in a future installment in the Baby Driver universe. Edgar Wright has already stated that he is interested in the possibility of making a sequel (which would be his first) so Spacey's potential interest in returning could go a long way towards bringing Doc back into the fold for another off-beat action-musical.
Based on everything that Kevin Spacey and Edgar Wright have had to say about Doc, it would arguably seem like a waste not to bring him back if a sequel ever does get made. Though very little of his backstory receives an explanation during the run of Baby Driver's core story, the duo opened up during their appearance at last night's Cars, Arts, & Beats event and discussed how they viewed Doc as a former criminal with a legitimate, white-collar job. Despite his comfort, he moonlights as a mastermind for bank robberies in Atlanta and plays jazz on the side. I don't know about you, but I think that's a fascinating backstory worth diving into in a future film.
Baby Driver is now available on Digital HD, and the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film will hit shelves next week on October 10. If you're looking for more information on all of the movies set to debut over the next year, have a look at CinemaBlend's 2017 movie premiere guide, as well as our 2018 movie premiere guide.