“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad,” he said on The Dan Patrick Show, “but I honestly have not even read the script. So there are questions if we would even see Walter White in this movie.”
The movie was shot in secret, with Paul telling people that he was filming “this small little indie [movie] out in New Mexico and that was it. No one second-guessed it.” (via New York Times)
Will Bryan Cranston star in the Breaking Bad movie?
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Cranston has said that he would happily be involved, if offered the chance.
“I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash forwards — but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit,” he said on The Dan Patrick Show in November 2018.
When asked by Entertainment Tonight in June 2019 if he might “pop up” in the film, Cranston joked: “Well, rigor mortis has a way of allowing that to happen.”
But although the film is now confirmed to take place AFTER the events of the Breaking Bad finale, there may be other ways for Walter to make an appearance. “Could be [in] a flashback, or a flash forward,” he said. “I’m still dead, Walter White, I don’t know what [could happen].”
What is the Breaking Bad movie about?
Netflix’s synopsis teases: “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.”
“It’s a chapter of Breaking Bad that I didn’t realise that I wanted,” Paul told the New York Times. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”
This “gripping thriller” is written and directed by original Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and brings back some of the characters of the original 2008-2013 TV series, which told the story of terminally ill chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his crystal meth empire.
The plot details are being kept under wraps, but Cranston has suggested that it will give some closure to storylines that were left open at the end of the series.
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open,” Cranston said. “This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those.”
Will the Breaking Bad movie be released on Netflix?
Yes! The Hollywood Reporter reported that Netflix will have first-run rights to the project before it airs on its original US network AMC – though Netflix, AMC and producers Sony Pictures TV declined to confirm this.
Breaking Bad movie poster
The post is a striking bit of artwork apparently depicting Jesse as he raced to freedom after being held captive by the Meth-making Nazis.