Theory Suggests 'Breaking Bad' Film Is A Sequel About Jesse Pinkman

It's now been confirmed that Breaking Bad will have its very own movie - though what the movie will be about, we don't yet know.

The show's creator Vince Gilligan told Variety that he is working on a two-hour film to tie in with the cult series, though hasn't divulged yet if it'll be for TV or the big screen.

He's given even less away about the plot - but there's one fan theory doing the rounds that actually sounds pretty plausible. Warning: if you've somehow been living in a cave and haven't yet finished the extremely popular series, you're about to come across some spoilers. Come on though, it finished five years ago.

SlashFilm reckons the film will be all about Jesse Pinkman - Walter White's troubled sidekick - having put 'two and two together' after hearing about the vague plot synopsis, which stated the film will '[track] the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom'.

You'll remember, of course, that Jesse was abducted by a group of neo-Nazis in the final season of Breaking Bad, before eventually managing to escape after his old mate (albeit via a complex relatonship) Walter rocked up to finally help a brother out.

Will the Breaking Bad film be all about Jesse Pinkman post-kidnapping? Credit: Sony Pictures Television
Will the Breaking Bad film be all about Jesse Pinkman post-kidnapping? Credit: Sony Pictures Television

But while he managed to flee, he wasn't exactly free - and we were left with SO many questions about what the hell could happen to him after everything he'd been through.

"SlashFilm has learned that the newly announced Breaking Bad movie will be a sequel set after the events of the series finale, following Jesse as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale," the article claims.

"We have confirmed that the kidnapped man is Jesse Pinkman and the movie will follow his escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale.

"Naturally, Aaron Paul is set to reprise the role, which won him three Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series."

Gilligan has previously spoken out about what happened to Jesse after the final season wrapped - saying that what he hopes was Jesse's fate is a bit different to the 'most likely' outcome.

In a 2013 interview with GQ, he said: "My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they're going to find this kid's fingerprints all over this lab and they're going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he's still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents.

"But yeah, even though that's the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it."

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Fingers crossed for the latter - watching sit in a prison cell for the rest of his life probably won't be quite as interesting.

Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White, has also spoken out about the movie, saying that he'd be up for being involved, but that there's still a question of whether or not White will feature.

In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston said: "There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad, but I have honestly not even read the script.

"There is a question [of] whether we'd even see Walter White in the movie. I would absolutely do it [play Walter again] - it's Vince Gilligan and he's a genius."

SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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