It has not been that long since Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios parted ways after the writer/director had spent years developing Ant-Man for them. But Wright appears to not be one to stew over the split and has already set what his next project will be – Baby Driver.
Deadline is vaguely describing the film as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound… [t]hat sounds like a close cousin to the Cornetto Trilogy.”
No word yet as to whether Wright would team up with his Cornetto Trilogy leads Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, though even if they aren’t the leads in the film I would not be surprised if they made some sort of an appearance.
Baby Driver is a film that Wright has been looking at doing for some, with it being mentioned as a possible project back in 2008 when Wright signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. The World’s End was his first film delivered under that agreement and now Baby Driver will fulfill the second obligation.
As a fan of Wright’s, I was definitely disappointed to see him exit Ant-Man back in May. But the fact that he’s already lined up his next project does take some of the sting out of it. Sure I would love to see what a director like Wright could bring to a collaborative effort like Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but I think I would like it more to see what next original project he has in store.