Fans of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad were sent into an absolute tailspin yesterday after the announcement that the series would be getting the movie treatment, with creator Vince Gilligan currently working on a film.
However, the film still has several questions surrounding it, the biggest of all arguably being if main character Walter White will have a role to play. Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White for the entirety of the series’ run, addressed that topic on The Dan Patrick Show, telling the former sportscaster that he’s unsure if he’ll reprise his role in the future.
“There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad, but I honestly have not even read the script… I have not gotten the script, I have not read the script. So there’s question of whether or not we will even see Walter White in this movie.”
Patrick went on to ask Cranston if he would be willing to appear in the film if he was asked. Cranston not only said yes but confirmed later on in the show that he and Gilligan had discussions already:
“I would, I would. Absolutely. If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius, and it’s a great story. And there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open. And this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those, at least, a couple of the characters who were not completed as far as their journey.”
Little is known about the new movie. But /Film today released an exclusive report saying that it would be a sequel focusing on Aaron Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman. Our original report stated that the film would follow someone who escaped being kidnapped and was on the run. Sounds a lot like Jesse Pinkman to us.
According to the outlet, the movie “will be a sequel set after the events of the series finale, following Jesse as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale.”
The Breaking Bad movie is rumored to begin filming sometime before the end of 2018.