During an in-depth interview with Entertainment Weekly, Edgar Wright confirmed that Sony is gearing up for a sequel to Baby Driver and a "deal is being hammered out".
"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."
Baby Driver has become Wright's highest grossing movie with a staggering $226 million taken worldwide. Given the success, Sony was keen for a sequel as soon as possible, but it's refreshing to hear that Wright is going to take his time writing Baby Driver 2. However, it could be a while before he gets around to it as the success of the film has led to a plethora of job offers.
"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."
A new Edgar Wright film within the next two years is music to my ears, but I hope he opts to make something new before embarking on his first ever sequel. I admire the fact that Wright picked his words carefully by saying he will at least write the follow-up, that way if he's too busy to direct it, he has already managed studio and fan expectations.