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Baby Driver 2 (D: Wright)

JULY 05, 2017 11:42am PT by Mia Galuppo
Edgar Wright Says Sony Has Approached Him About a 'Baby Driver' Sequel

The director's movie grossed $30 million over the holiday weekend.

Baby may be getting back behind the wheel.

In an interview with Empire's film podcast, director Edgar Wright said that "the studio" has approached him about writing a sequel to his latest film, Baby Driver. Sony's TriStar Pictures released the action pic over the weekend, along with production companies MRC and Working Title.

Sony had no comment on the potential of a Baby Driver follow-up.

Still, of the possible sequel's plot, the director explained (as noted by Vulture), "I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.”

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as a conflicted getaway driver with a stacked iTunes playlist and a rotating team of bank robbers. He is hoping to get out of the business and hit the open road with his waitress girlfriend Debora (Lily James) and some Barry White.

The Baby Driver sequel would be the first time that Wright attempted a follow-up to one of his films, which include the vaguely connected Cornetto Trilogy — Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and The World's End.

In a crowded summer box office, Baby Driver is one of the few movie options that is not a sequel or based on existing IP. It opened opposite Illumination Entertainment/Universal's third installment in the Despicable Me animated franchise and made $30 million at the domestic box office over the five-day holiday frame on a post-rebate budget of $34 million.

The action film, which had an ultra-successful SXSW world premiere, has benefited from universally positive reviews — 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86 score on Metacritic — with filmmakers including Guillermo del Toro taking to Twitter to laud the movie and Wright. Baby Driver has attracted a predominately younger-skewing audience with 40 percent of the total tickets sold to moviegoers under 25, which is possibly due to its online word-of-mouth buzz.
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Yeah so... I'd watch it.
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Toddler Driver?
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It would have to be a completely different plot. One would hope he wouldn't go back to that world.
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It'll be a road trip movie called Miles.
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It would have to be a completely different plot. One would hope he wouldn't go back to that world.
Easy. They hit the road. Start with nothing. Forced to become part of another crew. Or maybe takes over the Kevin Spacey role. Because people don't change.

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Considering Jon Hamm's persistence in those final scenes, maybe he didn't really die. He'll come back all scarred.
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Okay, hear me out on this -- make it a shared universe, with Baby Driver, John Wick, Taken and Crank.

It'll be bigger than The Fast and the Furious.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Easy. They hit the road. Start with nothing. Forced to become part of another crew. Or maybe takes over the Kevin Spacey role. Because people don't change.

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Considering Jon Hamm's persistence in those final scenes, maybe he didn't really die. He'll come back all scarred.
I would hope they would come up with something more original. Or just not go with a sequel.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
Okay, hear me out on this -- make it a shared universe, with Baby Driver, John Wick, Taken and Crank.

It'll be bigger than The Fast and the Furious.
Old 07-06-17, 06:34 PM
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Add Clive Owen as the driver from the BMW films and you're set.
Old 07-09-17, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Easy. They hit the road. Start with nothing. Forced to become part of another crew. Or maybe takes over the Kevin Spacey role. Because people don't change.

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Considering Jon Hamm's persistence in those final scenes, maybe he didn't really die. He'll come back all scarred.

Not that, please. Almost takes the movie into superhero territory. This movie should not have a sequel, let it be. That's the problem nowadays. If a movie is good and nobody sees it, then it's viewed as a failure with perhaps the potential to become a cult hit (which isn't that bad of an option given that cult hits stand the test of time rather well). If it makes back its money and is deemed a hit, then they have to make a sequel, regardless of whether or not it makes sense.
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A first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists,” he confirms, adding that it introduces a whole swathe of new characters following the original's high body-count, and “takes the story further”.
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I didn’t really care for the first one, I thought it had potential, and showed signs of promise early on, but it ultimately left me disappointed.

That said, I’d probably give the second one a shot.
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Doesn't really need one, but if they go ahead with it... they need to make sure Jon Bernthal is attached.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I didn’t really care for the first one, I thought it had potential, and showed signs of promise early on, but it ultimately left me disappointed.

That said, I’d probably give the second one a shot.
Same here....definitely didn't live up to expectations.
Seemed to be aimed at teenage boys.
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Re: Baby Driver 2 (D: Wright)

correct me if Im wrong but doesnt baby go down in a hail of bullets on the bridge at the end of the first one?
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I hope they get John Bernthal back.
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correct me if Im wrong but doesnt baby go down in a hail of bullets on the bridge at the end of the first one?
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I hope they get John Bernthal back.
I feel like that'd kill his character's last line / joke, but I'd be willing to sacrifice that.
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Sure if they make a better movie than the first without the shitty cliché characters I may give it a go.
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Enjoyed the first film, I'd be down for another.

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