El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Plot Details, Release Date And Trailer

Joseph FurnessJoseph Furness in Entertainment, Film, Netflix
Published 10.10.19

Here’s a fun (or perhaps not-so-fun) fact that’ll make you feel super old: it’s been 11 years since Breaking Bad first premiered.

Nevertheless, echoes of the series still remain within the sphere of pop culture – primarily down to prequel series Better Call Saul proving such a hit. But now Netflix and Vince Gilligan (the original creator of the beloved series) have cooked-up a coda to the original narrative in the form of a feature-length sequel titled ‘El Camino’.

But with chemistry-turned-meth-lord Walter White seemingly dead at the end of Breaking Bad’s finale, how can the story continue? By following Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, obviously. Said to tie up loose ends and complete Jesse’s story (until Netflix decide to release an El Camino sequel in circa 2030 to save the franchise from going stale), the film will pick-up straight after the series’ last episode.

Who directed El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie?

Vince Gilligan, who, as previously mentioned, is the creator of Breaking Bad has directed the film, even though he once stated that Breaking Bad would never return beyond the original series. (We’re not complaining, we’re just saying.)

Where can I watch the El Camino trailer?

Right here.

What is El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’s plot?

What we know so far is that the Jesse has escaped the Neo-Nazis and is now left with a whole host of issues that he needs to address. We also know that over 10 of the original Breaking Bad characters will return for the film. This includes Skinny Pete, Badger, Mike Ehrmantraut, Old Joe and Ira. Oh, and it’s also expected that Walter will somehow make an appearance – we suspect this may be during a flashback sequence.

“In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” – Netflix

Shortly after the trailer was released, Aaron Paul tweeted about what to expect from the movie, hinting that there’s one scene in particular viewers should re-watch before seeing the film.

He tweeted, alongside a video of the scene in question:

‘Cats out of the bag…and the bag is in the river. Here’s a moment from Breaking Bad to slowly prepare you all for what’s to come.’

The scene Paul is referring to comes from the episode One Minute, aka season 3, episode 7.

During the episode, Jesse is brutally beaten by Hank Schrader for trying to sue the DEA to get the government off his back.

When Walter White visits him in the hospital to offer him a partnership in their drug cooking business, Jesse goes off on one about how meeting Heisenberg has destroyed his life.

This is what Jesse says during the scene:

“Ever since I met you, everything I ever cared about is gone, ruined, turned to sh*t, dead. Ever since I hooked up with the great Heisenburg. I have never been more alone”.

Paul didn’t actually tell us why this might ‘prepare’ us for what’s to come but you’d imagine it’s important.

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When is El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie released on Netflix?

Tomorrow. Also known as Friday 11th October. At 8am sharp.

Is Walter White alive or dead in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie?

According to Vince Gilligan: he’s dead. But as we’ve already made clear, Gilligan is prone to telling a fib or two.

Read more about Walter White in El Camino here.

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Why is the Breaking Bad Movie titled ‘El Camino’?

El Camino is the name of the vintage Chevrolet that Jesse Pinkman is seen cruising off in at the end of the Breaking Bad finale. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it.

How long is El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie?

It comes in at just over 2hrs long so get the popcorn at the ready.

What has Aaron Paul said about the Breaking Bad Movie?

The actor, who will reprise his role of Jesse Pinkman in the Netflix follow-up, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he provided a full recap in just two and a half minutes.

Are there behind the scenes from El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie?

Yes, Netflix shared exclusive behind the scenes footage before. Check it out:

Roll on tomorrow