However, with incessant peer pressure I eventually succumbed and OK, I’ll hold my hands up, it’s brilliant.
Put simply: the hit show about good-guy-gone-bad Walter White and his transformation from dutiful father and chemistry teacher to terminally ill criminal mastermind is one of the best shows ever made.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s chemistry (hehe), is ultimately what made the show so iconic, while the less said about Better Call Saul, the better.
I just couldn’t get into it.
For a while now it’s been pretty common knowledge that a film version was happening – although it’s still not 100% – with showrunner Vince Gilligan revealing back in November that he’s planning a brand new movie that will have concrete ties to the same universe as Breaking Bad.
So far we’ve had little word from the cast members themselves, although Paul did recently speak to some peeps at the Sun Valley Film Festival about the project.
Now, he didn’t confirm whether he was directly involved in the project, but he did say that he would be open to reprising the character.
“Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said, according to Variety.
“I haven’t heard anything about the Breaking Bad movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.”
“If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”
Paul added that if the movie does go ahead, it should focus on Jesse. He said:
“In case you haven’t caught up on the TV series, Walter dies, so….it has to star Jesse.”
Or maybe not.
Bryan Cranston previously confirmed that a film adaption was in the works, but declined to comment on whether her had a role. However, he has now said that there is one way for his currently deceased character to return.
“Well, rigor mortis has a way of allowing that to happen,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It could be! Could be [in] a flashback, or a flash forward. I’m still dead, Walter White, I don’t know what [could happen.]”
Previously he said: “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you. ‘I have not gotten the script. I had not read the script, so there’s a question of whether we’d even see Walter White in this movie! Think about that one.”
/Film have reported that the sequel will be set after the events of the series finale, focusing on Jesse as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale.
Shortly after the finale aired, show creator Vince Gilligan revealed what could happen to Jesse next:
“My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kid’s fingerprints all over this lab and they’re going to find him within a day or a week or a month.
But yeah, even though that’s the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it.”
I really don’t see how they’re going to fit in Walt but I’m open to being surprised.
I mean who really cares? They’re making a film and that’s enough for me.
Bring it on.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.