Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul tease 'Breaking Bad' movie with cryptic donkey photos captioned 'Soon'
Nothing about the film has been confirmed yet, but there are speculations and rumors about the film being a sequel to where the series ended in its fifth season
Fans of the infamous Heisenberg, attention — the 'Breaking Bad' movie might be closer than you anticipated! Thanks to Bryan Cranston and his costar on the show, Aaron Paul, the buzz surrounding the upcoming film has soared once again after the two of them posted the same cryptic social media posts. Taking to Twitter on June 25, the two actors who played leading roles in the five-year-long AMC series shared the same photo of two donkeys with the caption: "Soon". Shortly after, 'Breaking Bad' writer and its spin-off, 'Better Call Saul's showrunner, Peter Gould, shared his reaction to the two photos with his own tweet, saying: "Looking forward to this."
As of now, the upcoming film has been a tight kept secret, becoming one of the most hushed-up projects in the industry. Nothing about the film has been confirmed yet, but there are speculations and rumors about the film being a sequel to where the series ended in its fifth season. The film will reportedly follow Paul's drug dealing character Jesse Pinkman after the events of the series finale. Fans will remember last seeing Jesse escaping from his captors, thanks to Walter's intervention, and driving off to an undisclosed location, so this will be the perfect follow up for the open ending that fans have been seeking closure for.
Series creator Vince Gilligan is also helming the upcoming sequel, but he too hasn't divulged a single thing about the cast, or the story. Speaking at Variety's Coffee Talk event in March, Paul remained coy about the upcoming film, saying he "hadn't heard anything" about a 'Breaking Bad' movie while also teasing that he'd "love to be a part of it". But according to Indie Wire, the film's production happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from November 2018 to February 2019, so there's a high chance that Paul tried to evade spoiling anything information about the movie. "If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it," Paul added, simultaneously refusing to comment on whether a sequel of the sort even exists.
Cranston too has excelled at keeping everything under wraps about the film. His character, the ex-high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who turns to cooking meth to cover his cancer treatment bills, was last seen bleeding from a gunshot in the series finale. Fans, however, are divided on whether Walter aka Heisenberg is actually dead or not because the show never confirmed it, but his return to the sequel is still not confirmed.
In an interview with Indie Wire, Cranston had said he hoped a 'Breaking Bad' film would focus on Jesse "breaking" away from his past and going on to find his true meaning in life, and even though these quotes could be totally unrelated to the movie, let's not forget that Netflix had picked up first-run rights to the movie. Deadline had reported the news back in February, adding that AMC will reportedly broadcast the film following its Netflix streaming debut.