Critically acclaimed and one of the few original studio films this Summer, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” is now in cinemas and the helmer tells Empire in a new podcast interview this week that Sony is already asking about a sequel and Wright is reportedly considering it:
“The studio has 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.
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.”
Despite Wright’s enthusiasm, it’s not an automatic yes as he still wants more time to consider the possibility and is wary of the time commitment that comes with such an endeavour:
“I think the thing with sequels is that I’ve always been looking for what’s next? And the thing with any movie is, it’s going to take up at least two years of your life. Maybe three. So, when you’ve got youth on your side, and I’m already in my forties now, it’s like, I guess I would rather be telling new stories than revisiting old ones.”
Click the link for the full episode of the podcast. “Baby Driver” is now open in cinemas..