Edgar Wright's Baby Driver was already a critical hit even before it went to theaters, and the action-comedy-musical is bringing in some good box office numbers. News has it that Sony is very pleased with the movie's performance, and they've already tapped Wright to prepare for a sequel.
While talking to the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast, Wright said:
"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. Baby has got to a new place."
It's worth noting that Wright has never worked on a proper sequel to any of his works, and the closest thing he probably has to making a franchise is the "Cornetto Trilogy," his series of comedy-action movies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The Cornetto Trilogy comprises of these movies in order: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.
Wright, ever the visionary, is fully aware of any concerns when it comes to making a sequel. He continues:
"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."
Will we get a sequel? Who knows? There's no telling what Wright might do next, seeing that he likes to keep things fresh with his material.
Baby Driver is out in theaters today.