The Spotlight: Edgar Wright hammering out deal for 'Baby Driver 2,' 'I’ve definitely got lots of ideas'
The good news is there's a very good chance we're getting another Baby Driver. The bad news is we're not sure to what extent directer Edgar Wright will be involved.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Wright says that's all being sorted out:
Looking forward, Wright says he has yet to officially sign on to his next directing project but he is likely to be involved in a follow-up to Baby Driver at some point. “Those talks are already in the works,” he reveals. “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]. I would like to get back on the saddle very shortly, because — slightly beyond my control — but there was four years between The World’s End and Baby Driver. I don’t want it to be that long again. I would love to have a film out in the next two years.”
It's great to hear Edgar's surprise hit has made him more in-demand, especially after losing out on a chance to direct a title for Marvel in 2015's Ant-Man. The film also grossed nearly $227 million worldwide, making it his most profitable film to date.
It's one thing to sign Wright, it might be another to nail down Ansel Elgort. The rising star is stacking credits quick and landed a very choice role in John Crowley's 2019 heavy-hitter The Goldfinch. Elgort is also rumored to star in Rob Letterman's Dungeons & Dragons remake for Warner Bros., but there hasn't been much movement on that project lately.
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