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In a realm populated by sequels, reboots, remakes and adaptations of existing intellectual property, Baby Driver was one of the few movies in 2017 that shined as a fully original product. Earning critical acclaim and making over $226 million worldwide (off a $34 million budget) over its summer run, Baby Driver has gone down as arguably director Edgar Wright's most successful movie. Shortly after Baby Driver's release in late June, Wright said he was considering making a sequel to the octane-fueled, musically-charged action movie, and with 2017 almost over, Wright has revealed that Baby Driver 2 is probably going to move forward. He explained:
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.
There's two important things to keep in mind here. One, Edgar Wright says he's probably going to at least write Baby Driver 2, meaning that there's no guarantee yet that he'll direct. While it's certainly possible that Wright could pass off helming duties to someone else, given that he's also written every movie that he's ever directed, it seems more plausible that he'll pull double duty once more, on top of executive producing. Two, Wright told EW that there's no guarantee that Baby Driver 2 will be the next movie he works on, which is fair. He may decide to put those creative juices to use on a different project before he starts formulating the next adventure for Ansel Elgort's Baby.
Warning: SPOILERS for Baby Driver are ahead!
In Baby Driver's final minutes, Baby was been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his crimes, though he would be eligible for parole after five years. The very end of the movie saw him released from incarceration and reunited with Debora, though it was unclear exactly how much time had passed. Baby was also deafened in both ears by Jason van Horn, but it remains to be seen if his hearing loss was temporary or if it is indeed permanent. Assuming Baby Driver 2 is as musically guided as its predecessor, one would hope that our main protagonist would be able to hear those tunes.
Baby Driver is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. We here at CinemaBlend will keep you updated on what's happening with Baby Driver 2 as more information comes in, but for now, look through our 2018 premiere guide to find out what movie's are being released next year.