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El Camino Will Feature More Than 10 Characters From Breaking Bad

El Camino Will Feature More Than 10 Characters From Breaking Bad

Skinny Pete and Badger are back, but who is going to join them?

The forthcoming movie sequel to the TV phenomenon Breaking Bad will feature at least 10 returning characters from the AMC series, showrunner Vince Gilligan has revealed.

The film, which is to be called El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, will touch down on Netflix on 11 October and hit cinemas in 68 cities worldwide early next year.

Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan has confirmed the return of many key characters in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hollywood Reporter

By the way, if you've not seen Breaking Bad to the end, here's your official SPOILER ALERT, although if you've not seen it there's probably not much here for you anyway.

Showrunner Vince Gilligan confirmed the return of several key figures in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The BB boss said: "El Camino centres on what happens to Jesse after he drives out of that compound covered in physical and psychological scars, and it features more than 10 familiar characters from the show."

Let's have a think then.

Aaron Paul is back.

Right, so obviously we know that Walter White isn't going to make it to this movie. Well, unless there is a flashback, or a memory scene.

The movie picks up the story immediately after the death of Bryan Cranston's character.

As an aside, that's why it's called El Camino, a reference to the car that Walter and Jesse Pinkman used to escape the Aryan Brotherhood compound in the TV series finale.

Speaking of Pinkman, Aaron Paul is to play a large role in the forthcoming movie, of that we can be sure.

Paul admitted in the interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he had his doubts about returning to the role, but said that his showrunner convinced him to play Pinkman once more.

The movie is out on October 11th on Netflix.

He said: "I really loved Jesse. I knew him better than anyone, but it was a big weight off of my shoulders to hang up the cleats and walk away. I thought it was goodbye, and I was OK with that.

"I'm like everybody else on the planet - I think Vince and the rest of the writers really nailed the landing with the ending of Breaking Bad, and why mess with that?

"But it's Vince we're talking about. I would follow Vince into a fire. That's how much I trust the man. I would do anything that he asked me to."

He continued: "It was so easy for me to just jump into where Jesse's at mentally, emotionally, because I lived and breathed everything he went through and then some, and so, honestly, it felt like a part of me had gone through that as well.

"All I had to do was just memorise these words and then play them out when they yelled 'action'."

Skinny Pete is returning.

So, after Jesse, the returning characters aren't all known just yet. Skinny Pete and Badger are slated for a return. We can safely assume that Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman will feature.

He's a popular enough character to have spawned his own show, after all.

As for the rest, there are rumours of Skyler White, Marie Schrader, and a whole host of others.

We'll have to wait until 11 October - or beyond if you've no Netflix subscription - to find out.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment