Watch This Before You See The Breaking Bad Movie

Watch This Before You See The Breaking Bad Movie


For a long time, information on the Breaking
Bad movie was practically as elusive as Walt and Jesse themselves. Now, we’ve gathered every last shard of information
we could get our hands on while we wait for El Camino to finish cooking and finally crystallize
on our screens. After months spent referring to the Breaking
Bad film using the semi-secret codename “Greenbriar,” Netflix finally revealed the movie’s actual
name in August of 2019. The film will be called El Camino: A Breaking
Bad Movie, and will hit Netflix on October 11, 2019. Eventually, El Camino will also reportedly
air on AMC, Breaking Bad’s home network, but no date has been announced yet for the film’s
cable debut. Until Netflix announced the October release
date for El Camino, very little was known about the movie, although Bob Odenkirk implied
that filming had already been completed when he talked to The Hollywood Reporter promoting
the upcoming fifth season of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, on which Odenkirk
stars. When asked if the film was in fact happening,
Odenkirk replied, “I find it hard to believe you don’t know
it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it
a secret.” If secrecy was the goal, Netflix and the Breaking
Bad team definitely succeeded. Mere days after Odenkirk gave his interview,
exciting fans with the possibility that filming might already be completed, Netflix announced
a release date less than two months away. After months of uncertainty about whether
a movie was even happening, the Breaking Bad film was practically on our doorstep, and
we hadn’t even realized it was coming. Although Aaron Paul spent the better part
of a year playing his cards extremely close to his chest, numerous sources speculated
early on that he’d be reprising his role as Jesse in the eventual Breaking Bad film, and
that the film would revolve around him. Now those suspicions are confirmed. Breaking Bad saw Jesse evolve from a high
school dropout who taught Walt how to deal drugs into the heart and soul of the show,
holding fast to the conscience and morality that Walt slowly and methodically stripped
away. As Walt became more ruthless, Jesse seemed
to balance him by becoming increasingly more sympathetic. The final season of Breaking Bad led to Jesse
getting kidnapped by a gang of neo-Nazis and forced to cook crystal meth for them, until
Walt ultimately came to his rescue in the finale. The last we saw of Jesse, he was driving away
from the neo-Nazis’ meth lab in a stolen car, laughing in relief at the endless possibilities
granted to him by his long-awaited freedom. Despite being the star of the series, it’s
unsurprising that Walter White may not play a role in the movie, due to his death in the
series finale — he’s hit by a stray bullet when he initiates his plan to mow down the
neo-Nazis that have captured Jesse, and bleeds out in a meth lab. Still, it’s hard to imagine any version of
Breaking Bad without Cranston, who was the indisputable star of the series and brought
one of the most memorable TV characters of the 21st century to life in Walter White. “This is not meth.” While it appears as though El Camino will
take place after Walt’s death, Cranston has said that if asked to return, he would most
definitely do it. He told The Dan Patrick Show in November 2018: “I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks,
flash forward, 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.” It’s hard to imagine how a flash forward could
allow Cranston to come back, but a flashback — or even a dream or hallucination — could
be a reasonable way for Walt to make an appearance in the film, even if he’s not the star. Whatever the method, we hope El Camino finds
a way to work Walt in, even if it is just for a single scene. Although Bob Odenkirk seems to be more in
the loop than most people regarding El Camino, he still speaks about the film as though it’s
simply something he’s heard about, and not something he’s worked on. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Odenkirk
said: “I’ve heard so many different things about
it, but I am excited about the Breaking Bad movie. I can’t wait to see it.” Of course, as any Breaking Bad fan could tell
you, no one is better at selling a lie than Odenkirk, who plays the slippery lawyer Saul
Goodman — or Jimmy McGill, back before he changed his name — on both the original
series and the spinoff, Better Call Saul. “Dude’s like Houdini. Seriously, when the going gets tough, you
don’t want a criminal lawyer. You want a criminal lawyer. Know what I’m saying” If he was trying to throw us off the scent
and he actually is in El Camino, we’d probably never even suspect the lie until his face
suddenly showed up on our TV screens. So while right now we’re willing to take Odenkirk
at his word that he’s merely eagerly awaiting El Camino as a fan, just like the rest of
us, we also wouldn’t be too surprised if he has a supporting role after all. “Joke’s on me, HA HA. Simple as that.” We last saw Jesse Pinkman driving off into
the night after Walt freed him from his abductors at the end of “Felina.” Jesse never gave any indication about where
he might have been headed, but according to the logline of El Camino, we’re about to find
out. Netflix promises us: “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.” This seems to indicate that El Camino — presumably
titled after the type of car Jesse drives in this final scene — is about more than
just Jesse’s physical journey away from his kidnappers, but will address his emotional
one as well. The part about “[coming] to terms with his
past” almost definitely refers to the repercussions of Jesse’s illegal actions with Walt. In the final season, Jesse agreed to cooperate
with DEA agent Hank to incriminate Walt, in exchange for leniency for himself. However, Hank is murdered before their deal
can ever be finalized, making Jesse a fugitive by the conclusion of the series. Jesse may also have to wrestle with some personal
demons, such as the deaths of his ex-girlfriends Jane and Andrea, who both died because of
their involvement with Jesse. Perhaps one way Jesse will deal with the consequences
of his actions will be by going to check on Andrea’s orphaned son, Brock, and making sure
he is all right. Even before the logline of El Camino was revealed,
Breaking Bad fans already had reason to suspect that any potential film would have to take
place after the finale of the series. Not only were rumors already swirling around
the possibility of a Jesse-centric film, but there’s simply no other time in the Breaking
Bad narrative where a feature-length story might fit. Walt and Jesse meet in the pilot of the series. Before that, Jesse is a small-time drug dealer
and Walt is a high school chemistry teacher — hardly the stuff movies are made of. “It is fascinating, really,” After that, the tale of Breaking Bad was so
tightly woven that it didn’t seem possible that there were another two minutes of relevant
story that we didn’t see play out during the course of the series, let alone two hours. There was even an entire episode dedicated
to getting a fly out of their lab. We saw everything. “Okay, on three. One…” “Ah, f–!” Cranston confirmed the post-finale time frame
in an interview with ET, where he said that he’s “still dead” in the film, and the official
logline also indicates that El Camino will be picking up right where the finale left
off. However, if it’s been a while since you’ve
watched Breaking Bad and you’re worried you won’t remember enough to understand El Camino,
Aaron Paul has suggested you rewatch only one scene to prepare yourself for the film
— Jesse’s heartbreaking monologue from season three. “I have nothing. No one. Alright? It’s all gone. Get your tissues ready, because if that scene
is any indication of what El Camino will be like… ouch. In the process of announcing the name and
premiere date of El Camino, Netflix also dropped a teaser trailer. If it’s been a while since you’ve watched
Breaking Bad, you may not recognize the character at the center of the teaser, but he’s someone
who’s been around since the very first season of the show. In the short clip, which is set in a police
station, we hear a man telling a roomful of officers that he doesn’t have any idea where
“he” is or where “he” is headed. The camera then pivots around to reveal the
speaker: Skinny Pete. Skinny Pete was introduced in season one of
Breaking Bad as the one responsible for introducing Jesse to drug kingpin Tuco Salamanca. Skinny Pete later deals crystal for Jesse,
sobers up, relapses, and ultimately helps Walt seek revenge against his former business
partner. Now it seems as though the DEA may think that
Skinny Pete is the key to locating Jesse, but despite their rocky relationship, Skinny
Pete shows no sign of turning on his friend. “I don’t know what to tell you. But no way I’m helping you people put Jesse
Pinkman back inside a cage.” Breaking Bad would never have become the critical
and cultural smash it was without the vision of Vince Gilligan, who not only created the
show, but was responsible for penning some of its most memorable episodes, including
“Box Cutter,” “Face Off,” and the series finale, “Felina.” Back when the news first broke that a feature-length
follow-up may be in the works, fans were relieved to hear that it would, once again, have Gilligan
at the helm. While Gilligan did not write or direct every
episode of Breaking Bad, it looks as though he’ll be doing both duties for El Camino. This won’t be the first time Gilligan has
ventured back into the story of Jesse and Walter since the show wrapped in 2013. He is also the creator of the ongoing spin-off
series Better Call Saul, which premiered two years after the conclusion of Breaking Bad. After being immersed in this world for more
than a decade, there’s no one better than Gilligan to bring Jesse and the tattered remains
of Walt’s once-great meth empire back onto our screens. On the heels of the Breaking Bad finale, Gilligan
told GQ his theory about what happens to Jesse after the events of “Felina.” He said: “My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as
this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kid’s fingerprints all over this lab
and they’re going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he’s still going to be on the hook for
the murder of two federal agents. But yeah, even though that’s the most likely
outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had
a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it.” The murders Gilligan is talking about are
of Walt’s brother-in-law Hank Schrader and his partner Steven Gomez, who were both killed
in the final few episodes of Breaking Bad. Of course, Jesse didn’t commit either murder
— Hank and Gomie were killed in a shootout with the neo-Nazis Walt hired to kill Jesse
when he thought Jesse was stealing the money he’d buried in the desert — but the DEA
has no way of knowing that. Assuming Gilligan hasn’t changed his mind
in the years since Breaking Bad ended, it sounds like we can hopefully look forward
to a happy ending…hopefully. The only other options are that Jesse dies,
or he winds up in a drab prison cell being watched by ranks of faceless guards for the
rest of his life, all for murders he didn’t commit. That sounds pretty, um, what’s the word we’re
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