Baby Driver’s popularity has piqued studio interest in making a sequel. If you’ve seen Baby Driver, you understand how challenging it is to wait for Baby Driver 2. Because I can empathize with you. Baby Driver was a box office hit and a fan favorite.
The idea for a sequel first surfaced in December 2017, when Edgar Wright declared to the public his intention to develop the script. Wright revealed in January 2021 that he had completed the sequel’s script.
However, something else has recently occurred in this regard. Some information regarding the script was revealed by Edgar Wright. So, let’s get started.
Edgar Wright Has Written The Script For ‘Baby Driver 2,’ But He May Not Direct It
Edgar Wright revealed in a new conversation with No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga for Interview Magazine. He revealed that he may not return on his director chair for Baby Driver 2 after the release of his upcoming nostalgic horror movie Last Night in Soho.
While expressing that, he also acknowledged that a script for the project had already been written. Before committing to developing it, Edgar remarked that he would need to find a way to make it enjoyable for him.
He made a statement which says, “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,” he explained. “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.”
Wright continued to say in the same discussion with Fukunaga that, “I don’t think I’ve ever done exactly the same thing twice in a row. 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.”
Edgar Wright Explains How He Selects His Projects
It’s understandable why Sony would want Wright to do a sequel. But Edgar, the talented director, reveals how he selects his projects.
He said, “My rule of thumb is you have to really want to do it.” Adding, “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.”
Edgar Wright Debunks Report of ‘He Won’t Direct Baby Driver 2’
IGN went on Twitter with the recent news which we discussed earlier. Claiming Wright admitted he might not be the one to direct Baby Driver 2. Edhar quickly countered the statement, claiming that he had made no such admission. Though both he and the media outlet have since deleted their tweets.
Wright’s reaction to the story asserting he may not direct Baby Driver 2 is a courteous one. Given that the edge of his quote was changed to something not in line with what he initially stated.
Prompting IGN to delete their post and issue a follow-up update addressing their misinterpretation as admirable. Well, luckily we do have a screenshot of the tweet by Edgar Wright. You can view it below.
The initial baby driver was revolved around Doc who compels Baby. A former getaway driver, to take part in a heist. Threatening to hurt his girlfriend if he refuses. However, when their gun dealers reveal out to be undercover cops, the scheme goes bad.
For a director of Wright’s caliber, not directing Baby Driver 2 means filmgoers will be rewarded to another highly original narrative in the manner of Last Night in Soho. Stay tuned with us for more updates on Baby Driver 2.