Here’s how truly excellent Breaking Bad was: even if Game of Thrones absolutely nailed their final season (which they didn’t by any stretch of the imagination), it would still cower in the shadow of Breaking Bad‘s greatness.
For five years from 2008 to 2013, Breaking Bad took the baton from the likes of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men, and carried the medium to new heights.
An exercise in perfect plotting and exquisite writing, Breaking Bad was mostly perfect from its first episode all the way until its last. And because of that long-lasting perfection, AMC has wasted no time in furthering the universe, as the equally fantastic spin-off, Better Call Saul, began airing in 2015 — about 18 months after Breaking Bad said goodbye.
But AMC hasn’t stopped there, as it was announced back in early 2019 that a Breaking Bad movie featuring Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman was underway and set to be released sometime in 2020.
Following the announcement of the movie sequel, fans immediately began wondering whether series creator Vince Gilligan would be able to work the iconic character of Walter White into the plot, given his ultimate demise at the end of the Breaking Bad series finale.
And if Bryan Cranston is to be believed, then it sure sounds more likely than not that Heisenberg is going to make some sort of appearance in the film.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards, Cranston teased that his Walter White character could return.
“Well, rigor mortis has a way of allowing that to happen,” Cranston joked.
However, when pushed further, Cranston admitted that Walter White being dead doesn’t have much bearing or whether or not he could make an appearance in the project.
“Could be a flashback, or a flash forward. I’m still dead, Walter White, I don’t know what [could happen],” Cranston says.
While Cranston’s involvement with the film has yet to be officially confirmed, he’s long been very open about his desire to return to the role.
Back in November, while appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston confirmed that he would “absolutely” want to wear the black hat of Heisenberg once more.
“I would, I would [appear in the sequel]. Absolutely. If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius, and it’s a great story,” Cranston said.
“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.”
As for the movie itself, not much is known about the plot other than it will follow Jesse Pinkman’s life in the aftermath of his escape from the captivity of Neo-Nazis. However, regardless of which route the movie ultimately takes, it would be foolish not to include one of the most memorable characters in the history of American entertainment.