Just when you think your favorite TV series is over, they go ahead and make a movie. Before we could even get over the ending of Breaking Bad, the powers that be decided that ‘El Camino‘ the movie should be made.
As it happens, that day is here. El Camino is having its premiere and everyone was there.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie had its premiere in Los Angeles and of course it was fan packed.
We get to see our favorite stars and familiar faces return for the El Camino cast. The film features Aaron Paul as the star as the story line picks up where Breaking Bad Season 5 left off.
Aaron Paul arrived at the red carpet in a staged car chase followed by a fan meet and greet that lasted two hours.
“I mean this whole thing is it is for our fans. You know, it is really important for me, if we were going to do a big event, to have a big fan screening. That’s why we have two theaters one for our crew, our family, our friends and then one for our fans. And this means a lot, you know, our show would not exist without our fans.”
Bryan Cranston was also seen at the red carpet, making people second guess his role in El Camino. Last we saw, his character Walter White was breathing his last.
We know what you’re thinking here. Is White back? The El Camino cast and crew have remained tight-lipped about the film details.
We’re just hoping it’s a pleasant surprise. Giancarlo Esposito who plays Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in Breaking Bad did reveal that the story goes back and forth which explains the return of Heisenberg and Gus.
“It picks up where we left off and ‘Breaking Bad’ and it follows characters backwards or forwards to explain how they got to the beginning of ‘Breaking Bad.’ So, you know, I don’t wanna lead you on, but I’m not telling you anything until it comes out. I know everyone wants spoilers and wants to know,”
A Breaking Bad Movie?
Basically the reason Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan decided to make El Camino now is to provide closure for Jessie’s story. Six years after Season 5, we don’t know what happened to our favorite criminal with a conscience.
“As the years progressed I thought to myself what exactly did happen after he broke through that fence. Maybe he got caught right around the corner by the cops, or maybe he did get away.”
Plus Gilligan himself wanted closure for Aaron Paul’s character.
“I thought to myself, I really want to work with Aaron Paul again. So maybe I could figure out some kind of, some kind of story to tell as a movie. As a more limited and finite story. So that’s kind of what led to all this.”
The Emmy-winning show Breaking Bad followed Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, a chemistry teacher and under-paid genius, who is dying of cancer. Walter turns to cooking methamphetamine with ex-student Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, to make money to leave behind for his family.
The series follows his journey to becoming a villain – Heisenberg. Netflix revealed El Camino release date as October 11. The film will be available for the global audience on the streaming platform.