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 critically acclaimed car chase movie Baby Driver was so refreshing. 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 practical car stunts, eclectic soundtrack, 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 Hollywood Reporter. That may pale in comparison to Fate of the Furious, 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 Empire, 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 don't resort to CGI, we won't be complaining.