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If you have never seen Edgar Wright's movie BABY DRIVER, you may have known that there is a HALLOWEEN reference in there. It comes in the form of when the three thieves are about to do a robbery in the movie, one of them passes out masks to be worn, all of which are Austin Powers masks. Then they talk about how the masks were supposed to have been Michael Myers masks, "the killer dude from HALLOWEEN."
The original plan for that moment was originally meant to be different as Greg Nicotero reveals that his team created a Michael Myers Mask for the film, but it was never used due to rights. He recently shared the image on Instagram.
"gnicotero One of my favorite jokes that didn’t make the final cut of Edgar Wright’s brilliant BABY DRIVER was the scene when our “heroes” were sitting in the car talking about the need for a Michael Myers “Halloween” mask and the site gag was supposed to be the two of them were wearing the mask from the horror film Halloween and one of them was wearing an Austin Powers mask. I thought it was really funny and very very clever so we created this mask for the movie and unfortunately were unable to get permission to use it so the mask sits proudly on a zombie bust in my office! Sculpted by @garrett_immel #halloween #knbefxgroup #babydriver"
Wright confirmed this by saying:
"because of the upcoming 'Halloween' reboot, the rights holders didn't want to let us use the Michael Myers mask* so we went with three Austin Powers masks instead of just the one - with Mike Myers blessing. (*Could we have used an inside out Captain Kirk mask instead?)."