Following the announcement that Netflix and AMC were teaming up for a Breaking Bad sequel movie, fans immediately had two thoughts pop into their head: A) “Hell yes, this is awesome!” and B) “So, is Walter White going to appear?”
Understandably, Netflix is keeping the project under wraps, as the only information known about the film is that it’s being written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan and will star Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman.
However, while there may not be an official word on the plot or who will fill out the rest of the cast, Bryan Cranston himself — the Emmy Award-winning actor who played Walter White — may have shed the most light when it comes to his involvement in the movie.
While appearing on The Dan Patrick Show back in November 2018, Cranston told the former SportsCenter anchor that while he has yet to officially sign on to appear in the sequel, he would “absolutely” be open to doing so as his time on Breaking Bad as “the greatest professional period” of his life.
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open. This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey,” Cranston told Patrick.
“I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash forwards — 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,” he continues.
Given Walter White’s condition at the end of Breaking Bad , it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where the iconic character is involved in the actual plot of the sequel.
However, given Gilligan’s occasional use of flashbacks and flashforwards, it’s well within reason to anticipate Mr. White popping up in one way, shape, or form.
This article will be updated should new information about Cranston’s appearance in the ‘Breaking Bad’ become available.