Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver was finally released this past weekend, meaning America need no longer suffer under the terrible yoke of not knowing what it would look like if the co-star of The Fault In Our Stars was also the world’s greatest getaway driver. And Wright—when not busy winning trivia competitions for us—can finally rest easy in the knowledge that he seems to have scored a decent hit, box office-wise, with his latest movie. Which means, as per contractual mandates among everyone in the media and even tangentially involved with the film, conversation must now turn to the potential for a sequel. And unlike most of his other projects, Wright seems open to the idea with this one, meaning Baby Driver 2: Cruise Control is a distinct possibility.
“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,” Wright tells Empire in a new interview for the Spoiler Special Podcast. “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.” His comments don’t even ruin the plot for people who have yet to see the prequel for Baby Driver 2: The Legend Of Curly’s Gold. If ever there were a discussion of a sequel that didn’t involve a spoiler for the first film, it would be this, unless you think that a sequel to a movie involving multiple heists would continue to identify the main character as some sort of apprentice in the world of crime, in which case maybe reflect on the life choices that have brought you to this perspective.
Wright even has a certain scene prepped, should the need for Baby Driver 2: Baby Geniuses (At Driving) ever arise. “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.” Good to know the opening of Toddler Driver is all set to go.