Yo, The Breaking Bad Movie Now Has A Title, Netflix Teaser, And Release Date
Surprise, bitch! The Breaking Bad movie -- called El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie -- just got a date announcement and teaser on Netflix. No, this is not another Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston trick promotion.
The date of arrival is Friday, October 11, 2019. The 1 minute, 10 second teaser comes complete with a Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) appearance, in his return from AMC's Breaking Bad. Pete is shown being interrogated by authorities, and before the end it's clear that he's talking about Jesse Pinkman. Check out the first look at the movie:
No way will Skinny Pete help those people put Jesse Pinkman back inside a cage. (What about Badger? We'll have to see if he's part of this too.)
Breaking Bad ended with Jesse Pinkman driving away in Todd's El Camino. He got to live. Where did he go after the Season 5 finale? Well, that's what we hope to find out in this movie.
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk recently confirmed that the Breaking Bad movie had already finished filming. He was amazed that they managed to keep it a secret, and Netflix also had a quiet surprise trailer drop Saturday night amid the many D23 updates. Sly.
We've been talking about this Breaking Bad movie for about a year now, after the Albuquerque Journal (where the show is set and filmed) reported the movie would "track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom." Sounded like Pinkman, all right. But up to about five months ago, Aaron Paul was still playing coy about the existence of the movie. He can't play coy anymore, though, so he finally confirmed the movie and his involvement:
The New York Times shared the logline for El Camino:
Aaron Paul followed-up with a reply to a fan, praising Vince Gilligan's work making the movie:
Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman isn't shown in this first date announcement teaser, but there's no way the new Westworld star can duck out of this. That's not to say every Breaking Bad character will appear in El Camino. We do have several (at least 6) questions for this movie to answer.
It'll also be interesting to see if it somehow connects to Better Call Saul, the prequel series that also includes post-Breaking Bad content with "Gene's" black-and-white Cinnabon scenes. Better Call Saul is still going strong, with Season 5 expected to premiere in 2020, including an episode the co-showrunner expected to have at the start of the series.
Are you excited to watch the Breaking Bad movie in October, and to see the full trailer, whenever Netflix releases it? What questions do you hope El Camino answers after what many fans considered an A+ series finale?
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