With the resounding box office success of Edgar Wright‘s Baby Driver, it was practically inevitable that we’d get a sequel / spinoff / TV series / cinematic universe / whatever it is studios do now to squeeze more cashola out of a film. Well, Wright has confirmed that he’s currently hammering out the details of a sequel with Sony, and plans to write the screenplay.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard whispers around the traps of a sequel, but this is the most concrete confirmation yet. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Wright was pretty explicit that this is happening at some point or another, in some form:
Those talks are already in the works. The deal is being hammered out as we speak. So, hopefully, I’m going to at least write a second one. I’ve definitely got lots of ideas. Whether it’s the next movie, I don’t know. I’m just working that out at the moment, actually. I have a couple of things that I’ve been developing, and also a couple of new ideas that I had, and all the nice things things that I’ve been offered since [the release of Baby Driver].
Baby Driver scored a box office gross of $226 million on a budget of just $34 million, so you can take that straight to the bank as confirmation that some kind of sequel is happening.
We’ll keep ya posted.