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The Breaking Bad movie is bringing back another awesome character from the AMC TV show, the exact one I was hoping to see after the initial teaser for El Camino.
As you probably saw, the date announcement teaser for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie showed Skinny Pete refusing to rat out Jesse Pinkman, who drove off in Todd's El Camino in the Breaking Bad series finale. Where Skinny Pete goes, you have to expect Badger.
Cue Matt Jones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Badger actor Matt Jones will indeed be in the Breaking Bad movie.
Badger -- aka Brandon Mayhew -- is one of Jesse's closest friends and was in all five seasons of Breaking Bad. Badger and Skinny Pete were last seen in the series finale, helping to trick Walt's old partners Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz to make sure they gave Walt's money to Walter Jr./Flynn.
It sounds like both Skinny Pete and Badger may be questioned by police in El Camino, as the cops try to track Jesse Pinkman.
The logline for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie says, "In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future."
It's not clear yet what other Breaking Bad characters might appear in El Camino, although we have some ideas. Will Bryan Crantson's Walter White make an appearance? He's been joking around on that front, but fans may have to just wait and see for confirmation. One past star said he won't be involved, so that's one down.
We're hoping for a connection to Better Call Saul, since the spinoff functions as both a prequel and a sequel to Breaking Bad. The sequel is with black-and-white Cinnabon Gene in Omaha, Nebraska, and it does seem like he could at least be referenced in some way in this movie. It could even make sense to use the Breaking Bad movie as a bridge to Better Call Saul Season 5, which is meant to premiere in 2020.
Aaron Paul seems to think Breaking Bad fans will be happy with the movie, and we just have to hope he's right. Because the series did have a perfect ending. It's hard to imagine topping that finale, but fans do trust writer/director Vince Gilligan. (Then again, many fans trusted the Game of Thrones showrunners, who were aiming for their own Breaking Bad-level finale.)