[NOTE: This Newswire contains details about the ending of Baby Driver. Proceed accordingly.]
Baby Driver was one of 2017's most notable film success stories that was not a superhero movie, a sequel, or a superhero sequel. Edgar Wright’s original premise featured Ansel Elgort as a music-obsessed getaway driver who attempts to break free of his job driving around bank robbers, an effort complicated by his romance with waitress Debora (Lily James). The movie was not only a critical success, but a commercial one, making over $226 million off a $34 million budget.
So it’s not much of a surprise that Edgar Wright may in fact return to that particular well, making a straight-up sequel for the first time in his career (although three of his previous films—Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End—are tangentially related, and collectively known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy). After Baby Driver’s successful debut this summer, Wright said that Sony approached him about a sequel. Now a new Entertainment Weekly interview with Wright reports that he is “likely to be involved in a follow-up to Baby Driver at some point,” although the details can charitably be considered vague:
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.
Baby Driver had a rather ambiguous ending, with Baby serving time for his crimes and walking out of prison into a rosy-hued ending, reunited with Debora. But was it real or a fantasy? The ending stands as open to interpretation. So finding out for sure within a few years sounds good to us as well.