“Say my name!”
*Update: It has now been reported that Aaron Paul will reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman and that the movie will be a sequel to the series. Many fans will be intrigued with this premise, as the finale left Jesse’s story rather open-ended.
According to a report from Variety, a Breaking Bad feature film is in the works from series creator Vince Gilligan. This comes after AMC announced at least 3 ‘The Walking Dead’ movies, starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes.
The Breaking Bad movie will reportedly be around 2 hours long, however, it is unknown at this time on whether we will see it released in theatres or as a TV exclusive. The movie is apparently being developed under the name ‘Greenbriar, however, this may be subject to change as it may be a working title only. Production on the movie will reportedly begin mid-October and end early February.
The Breaking Bad universe has been expanded with the spin-off show Better Call Saul, which has been renewed for a 5th season.
Speculation as to who will star in this feature film has been spreading across the web, with many theorising that it may follow Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the events of the series finale, however, nothing has been confirmed just yet. *
The series originally starred both Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston as Jesse Pinkman and Walter White respectively. While the spin-off, Better Call Saul, stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, a fan favourite character from the original series. Other starring cast members from the original series include RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris and Betsy Brandt; with Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring and Jonathon Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, who are major characters in both series’ alongside Odenkirk.
Breaking Bad originally ran for five seasons between 2008 to 2013, while Better Call Saul first aired in 2015 and is still going strong.
No other news, other than the confirmation of a movie, has been released. We will make sure to keep you updated on the latest from this project.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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