The world of writer-director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is filled with bad people doing bad things, who just so happen to be awfully likable. That’s because both Wright and his stellar ensemble cast—including Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, and Eiza Gonzalez—understand what it takes to make a good villain. That is awfully convenient for us because all month long at Nerdist, we’re running our March Badness competition, a March Madness-style contest in which we pit the greatest villains in all of pop culture against one another to determine who is the baddest of them all. And unlike other pretenders to the throne out there, this is one and only March Badness that you need in your life. While at Nerdist’s Backyard Bash at SXSW, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, and Ansel Elgort came by to talk about the making of their excellent new movie, reveal their ideal heist music, and perhaps most importantly, tell us their picks for March Badness. Their answers just may surprise you. Or at the very least they’ll give you something to argue about with your friends this weekend.
If you want to get involved in March Badness and influence the evil-lution of this year’s competition, simply head on over to our Twitter page to vote in our daily polls so you can get involved in the supervillainous showdown.
Who do you think will win March Badness? My money is on Darth Vader. Let us know your picks in the comments below.