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Edgar Wright talks about creating a sequel to Baby Driver

07.05.2017

Edgar Wright's fuel-injected, musical crime thriller, BABY DRIVER, is currently doing donuts around the box office, with the pulse-pounding action thriller giving the stylish director his biggest opening in theaters yet. As you can gather from our own Chris Bumbray's review (as well as Eric Walkuski's take) we enjoyed the hell out of it! 

Recently, Edgar Wright popped by Empire Entertainment's Spoiler Special Podcast, where the feather-haired filmmaker offered a comment  about a potential sequel to his latest theatrical hit by saying, “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,” Wright told Empire. “Baby has got to a new place.”

The question now is, does Edgar already have ideas of how to add more gas to Baby's tank? When asked to elaborate, Wright told Empire, “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.”

As Wright continued, he made reference to a certain deleted scene that could be used as a jumping-off-point for a follow-up film, “Before they got to the post office there was this whole scene set to, believe it or not, a song by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And it’s a really funny and quirky sequence and I really liked it in isolation. But as soon as I tried lifting it out of the movie it made so much more sense. It flowed a lot better without it, basically. If I ever do a sequel, I can just reuse the scene as it was a really good scene, but it seemed to interrupt the flow of tension.”

What do you think? Would you buckle-up for another ride with the characters of BABY DRIVER? What would you call the sequel? Personally, I think BABY DRIVER: TRACK 2 would be pretty sweet. Let us know what you think of this news and your BABY DRIVER sequel title suggestions in the comments section below!

Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER is in theaters now!

Extra Tidbit: While hearing the song 'The Bellbottoms' by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 22 years ago, Edgar Wright got the idea to set a car chase to it.
Source: EmpireOnline

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