Yesterday we brought you the news that there would be a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie made by Vince Gilligan – the original show’s creator.
Pandemonium quickly ensued, and a quick scroll down our Facebook comments revealed that the majority of people were against the idea because the show already had a somewhat perfect ending.
But this is Hollywood, when has that ever come in the way of a good sequel idea?
Speculation was rife about what a potential movie sequel – called Greenbrier – would look like, and it was reported that the plot would centre around “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
Well, I have news, people. Great big, Breaking Bad news.
Apparently, as /Film report, that kidnapped man is none other than meth dealer Jesse Pinkman!
They say that the sequel will be set after the events of the series finale, following Jesse – played by the brilliant Aaron Paul – as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale.
If you remember, in the final season of Breaking Bad Jesse was abducted by a group of neo-Nazis who forced him to cook Heisenberg’s blue meth recipe while Walt went off to die alone.
Walt ultimately goes back to save Jesse, sacrificing himself in the process, with Jesse driving off into the night after escaping.
It seems, though, that his story isn’t done, as Gilligan is going to be revisiting the character.
Shortly after the finale aired, Gilligan revealed what could happen to Jesse next:
“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.”
Is this how the sequel will go?
Aaron Paul also spoke to Digital Spy about a possible return:
“Anything that [creator] Vince Gilligan asks of any of us, we would just happily say yes, really no matter what it was. Just because we have such faith in him, we know he will steer us.”
Bryan Cranston has recently spoken about the a Breaking Bad movie too.
Speaking on an episode of The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston confirmed that “yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad” and that he would “absolutely” appear in the movie, if “Vince asked me to do it.”
“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those… at least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”
I have to say I think following Jesse for a film is the only possible route they could go down.
There wouldn’t be any real plausible way of bringing Walt back unless they said everything until now had been a dream… or something.
Anyway, we’ll bring you more news as it comes.
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