Long before Bryan Cranston virtually redefined television with his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad, the now 67-year-old actor had made a name for himself on sitcoms such as Seinfeld and, more famously Malcolm in the Middle.
And while Cranston has had a chance to revisit Walter White in the decade since Breaking Bad went off the air in projects such as Better Call Saul and El Camino (and even a Super Bowl commercial), one beloved role that he hasn’t had a chance to reprise is that of Hal Wilkerson from Malcolm in the Middle, Cranston’s *other* iconic TV performance.
To Cranston’s credit, his certainly done his best to put his weight behind a potential Malcolm in the Middle reboot project, most recently in a profile interview with GQ.
“I’m curious about that family 20 years later,” Cranston told GQ in a recent profile interview promoting the release of Wes Andseron’s Asteroid City. “What happened to them? Where are they? What are the kids doing? They’re grown men now.”
This isn’t the first time that Cranston has expressed a desire to explore a Malcolm in the Middle follow-up, as the Emmy winner has previously shared his interest in reprising his role as Hal Wilkerson in a handful of interviews over the years.
If a Malcolm in the Middle reunion is going to happen, though, it’ll need to be soon, as Cranston recently stated that he plans on retiring (for a little while, at least) when he turns 70 years old in 2026.
Alongside Cranston, Asteroid City features an ensemble cast that features Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Steve Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, and Jeff Goldblum.
Asteroid City hits theaters in the United States on Friday, June 23.