Bryan Cranston makes ‘final-ever appearance’ as Walter White during Super Bowl
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Bryan Cranston has revealed that his latest appearance as Walter White may be his last, reprising the role for a special ad during tonight's Super Bowl.
However, the 66-year-old actor has stated that this latest incarnation of the character may be his last – breaking the hearts of fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
Cranston stars alongside Aaron Paul in the highly anticipated advert, as the pair cook a highly addictive substance: crisps.
Though the full ad didn't air until the game, a preview of the ad was released before which parodies Walt’s lesson on crystal meth.
The scene features the series’ iconic portable lab as Paul indulges in the salty snacks to test the product.
Another fan favourite who's returned is Tuco (Raymond Cruz), with the distributor demanding more flavours from Walt and Jessie.
While fans will be delighted to see the trio return, it's a bittersweet moment as it potentially marks the end of their time in the Breaking Bad universe.
Cranston has spoken out about reprising the role, telling Extra: “This might be the retiring episode of the Breaking Bad universe.”
However, he did admit that he thought the same before appearing in other parts of the franchise, admitting he was grateful for every opportunity to play Walt.
He explained: “I’ve had opportunities to bring Walter White into the milieu. I did it for Aaron’s movie El Camino and then once again for Better Call Saul.
“We were able to come back and each time, we think, ‘Well, this is the last time we’re ever going to do this,” he joked, adding: “…and then PopCorners calls and it was like, ‘Well, we’ll do it one more time.’”
Though Cranston has ‘retired’ his iconic character for now, there may be a chance for Walter to wear the pork pie hat in the future.
Breaking Bad’s creator Vince Gilligan is currently writing a new series starring Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn.
It's unknown whether this will be part of the extended Breaking Bad universe, but fans remain hopeful for Jessie and Walt’s return.
Meanwhile, you can get your fix of Cranston elsewhere as the actor is currently playing law-breaking judge Michael Desiato in Your Honor.
The taut crime drama is airing its second series, with Desiato becoming involved with the mob after his 17-year-old son is involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.