The movie has only been out for around a week.
Hollywood is overrun with unimaginative sequels, remakes, reboots, and an endless supply of superhero movies, which is why Edgar Wright’s . Here we have an original movie about a getaway driver who constantly listens to music to drown out his tinnitus. What could have been a generic heist movie was elevated by its , , and Edgar Wright’s trademark slick direction.
It’s perhaps ironic, then, that Sony executives are already in talks about a possible sequel when the movie has only been out around a week. Why the sudden rush for a sequel? Money, of course. Edgar Wright’s movies typically bomb at the Box Office, but Baby Driver has been an exception. In the first five days of release, Baby Driver grossed $30 million domestically according to . That may , but it’s impressive for a movie that isn’t based on an existing franchise, and was enough for the studio to see potential for a sequel. In an interview with the , Wright revealed that he has already been approached by Sony to write a sequel.
“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,” he said. “Baby has got to a new place.” Should a sequel be made, you can be rest assured it won't be a rehash of the original. “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.” If we get another film with exhilarating car chases that , we won't be complaining.