Edgar Wright Has Written The Script For BABY DRIVER 2 But May Not Direct The Film
Edgar Wright‘s career has been full of success, but despite all the great films he has given us Baby Driver might be his most successful project to date. This raised the question of when would we be getting a sequel to the film. Wright had already teased fans by stating he was working on a script for Baby Driver 2 and now it seems as though Wright has finished the script. Although he is not sure if he will be the one helming the sequel.
During an interview with Interview Magazine, Wright teased the Baby Driver sequel and what its going to take to direct the film himself:
“If I did the sequel—and in fact I’ve already written a script—I’d have to find a way to make it fun for me. The idea of doing a straight Xerox is just not interesting because, as you know, these films take at least two years and in our cases, because of the pandemic, they took even longer. My rule of thumb is you have to really want to do it. We’ve both been in situations where we have walked away from a studio franchise movie because we weren’t feeling it. I know that we share many things in common, and that’s one of them.”
When talking about what led him to Last Night in Soho instead of the Baby Driver sequel, Wright said:
“I don’t think I’ve ever done exactly the same thing twice in a row,” Wright said. “In fact, the reason I decided to do Last Night in Soho was because, at the time when Baby Driver was out, it was doing an awards run and got Oscar nominations, and I was getting a lot of pressure to jump straight into doing a sequel. And I just wasn’t ready to do the same story again. It was a conscious thing of switching gears.”
It would be picture-perfect for Wright to return and helm the sequel, but with his guidance and involvement in some form, the sequel could still find success from a script written by Wright.
Source: Interview Magazine