The Breaking Bad movie is on the way, and as anticipation builds to its eventual release, the mystery surrounding it has only grown deeper. First, Aaron Paul said (perhaps jokingly) he hadn't been signed onto the production, and now another former Breaking Bad cast member has confirmed they aren't involved. Actor RJ Mitte, who played Walt Jr./Flynn, has said he is "not a part of" the upcoming feature.
The fact that RJ Mitte is not involved could tell us a few things about the Breaking Bad movie, which is allegedly in production in Albuquerque under the name Greenbriar. To begin, if Walt's son isn't involved, then there's a solid chance that this sequel might not revisit Walt's family at all. Granted, it's possible Skyler and Holly are still living together and Flynn is off at college or something, but this could be confirmation they just aren't involved.
Which is a shame as Walt Jr. is one of the only members of the main cast who had never met Jesse Pinkman, the alleged star of this Breaking Bad movie. Having the two interact could've given some insight into the White family's lives post-series. It's possible that could still happen without RJ Mitte involved, although it would be a shame for fans not to get a look at Flynn's life as an adult.
RJ Mitte confirmed to The Wrap he's not a part of the Breaking Bad movie, which raises the question again of what this movie will cover. It's hard to say with Vince Gilligan, who has shown he's capable of creating a critically acclaimed series with one of the more minor characters in the Breaking Bad universe.
RJ MItte may not be a part of the Breaking Bad movie at the present, but he made it clear that he'd love to return if given the opportunity. He grew up alongside the series, and made it clear returning to the franchise would be something very special for him.
Of course I would be interested in being a part of it. I miss being part of a job that actually pays well. It’s been an iconic part of my life. I started that show when I was 13 years old and I finished it when I was 20 years old, and that was my whole career, that was my whole existence for those 7 years, and I miss that family. I miss those people. It would be great to be a part of that.
Even if RJ Mitte hadn't grown up while filming Breaking Bad, it isn't hard to see why he'd be interested in returning. The movie already has a lot of hype considering it's a follow-up to one of AMC's best shows, even though there's little official information about it. There's also a chance this sequel could lay the groundwork for another Vince Gilligan series in the show's universe, which could give Mitte that good paying job he's been missing.
CinemaBlend will continue to keep an eye out for details on the Breaking Bad movie, and continue to share developments on it as they surface.