Sony made the right choice when they bumped Baby Driver from an August release to June 30th. The movie has exceeded the modest box office forecasts by pulling in $21 million for the regular three day weekend.
Not to mention, but Baby Driver is at $35 million since opening exactly one week ago today. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com has learned that Baby Driver has past it’s $34 million budget, so this movie will certainly turn a profit for Sony.
First off, we don’t was to spoil the film so we won’t tell you what happens so you can experience Baby Driver on your own.
With that said, Sony is already wanting a sequel. Baby Driver writer and director Edgar Wright revealed that the studio has already asked him to contemplate possibly writing a sequel on the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast. The good news is that Wright might actually do it.
Here’s what the filmmaker had to say about a potential Baby Driver 2 sequel:
“The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and 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. Baby has got to a new place.”
“I think the end scene is up for interpretation. And I sort of learned quickly through the test screening process that I should let people interpret it how they want. I think it’s an important thing with movies where you don’t have to state your actual intention because nobody’s response to it is wrong. I think that’s a good thing to do; you don’t want to have anybody say, ‘No, you’re wrong, you read that wrong.’ It’s better if you have two different interpretations.”
“Remember the teller tells him about the Dolly Parton quote? He says ‘Dolly Parton, I like her.’ And she says, ‘Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain; but there can’t be a rainbow without a little rain.’ He goes through incarceration to get to the rainbow.”
If the studio does green light a sequel then what can be expected of Baby Driver 2?
Edgar Wright had this answer:
“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.”
“Before they got to the post office there was this whole scene set to, believe it or not, a song by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And it’s a really funny and quirky sequence and I really liked it in isolation. But as soon as I tried lifting it out of the movie it made so much more sense. It flowed a lot better without it, basically. If I ever do a sequel, I can just reuse the scene as it was a really good scene, but it seemed to interrupt the flow of tension.”