It has been a little over a year since Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver hit the big screen. The action crime film, which starred Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx, has done incredibly well both in the box-office and with critics. At present, the movie has an impressive 93% rating on review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes. During its run, it made over six times its budget of $34 million – clocking in at a whopping $226 million.
Baby Driver is arguably Wright’s best-received film. Considering how well the movie did, it isn’t surprising that fans are antsy to learn more about the film’s sequel. Recently, the director gave them the tease that they have long been waiting for.
On his personal twitter account, Wright posted an update gushing about Baby Driver’s one year anniversary. In the tweet, he thanks fans of the movie for supporting what he spent two decades developing. He also teased about the possibly of Baby returning behind the wheel:
“‘Baby Driver’ was released one year ago today. Had a wild ride with it in the last 365 days. so I thank you for all your beautiful responses, it means everything. And who knows, maybe he could get back on the road soon…” read the tweet.
This is not the first time Wright spoke about the possibility of Baby Driver 2. In an interview with The Guardian, Wright explains that talks about a sequel has been going on even before the first movie was released. No deal has been set in stone, but he is hopeful that it wouldn’t be long:
“The studio actually talked about a sequel before the movie even came out, which was a nice vote of confidence. We haven’t done the deal and I’ve not written it yet but potentially, yes.”
Wright also spoke about his plans for Baby in the sequel. According to the director in an interview with Vulture, the ending of the first movie opened up a lot of possibilities for the main character. With that said, fans should expect Baby to be less of an apprentice in the sequel:
“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”
There has yet to be a timeline for Baby Driver 2. However, Wright hopes that the sequel would be out in two years:
“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.” explains Wright to Entertainment Weekly.