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Edgar Wright Talks ‘HOT FUZZ’ Sequel

June 10, 2017

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Director Edgar Wright and his pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have quite the distinctive relationship. They’ve worked on many films, which makes sense why fans would want to see the three of them return. One of that wishes is a sequel to 2007’s Hot Fuzz. 

Now don’t get too excited. Wright spoke with Movieweb about it, and although he’s keen, it doesn’t mean it will eventually happen.

“I’ve definitely had some ideas and me and Simon have even talked about it at points, but it’s that thing of, ‘do I want to spend three years of my life doing that? Or do I wanna, if I have the opportunity to tell a new story, would I do that?’ If somebody said to me, if BABY DRIVER 2, if that kind of came up, it would be like, ‘I have ideas.’ I would never say never, and you’re not wrong to say that that’s the one that you could do further installments.”

Wright admits that he isn’t certain where the story could go next, or if he’d want to move on doing an original project to make a sequel. Understandable.

“I think the thing with sequels is that I’ve always been looking for what’s next? And the thing with any movie is, it’s going to take up at least two years of your life. Maybe three. So, when you’ve got youth on your side, and I’m already in my forties now, it’s like, I guess I would rather be telling new stories than revisiting old ones. HOT FUZZ I think is the only one of the Cornetto trilogy that you could do a follow-up. The tricky thing with a lot of sequels, and especially comedy sequels, is once characters have finished an arc. You know, in HOT FUZZ Danny Butterman especially, Nicholas Angel becomes less of an automaton and becomes more human and Nick Frost’s character becomes less of a simpleton and more of a badass. So then the thing is like, when that’s your starting point for the next one, where do you go from there.”

Wright’s film Baby Driver hits theaters on June 28.


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