Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has revealed that he would jump at the opportunity to return as Walter White for Better Call Saul if the opportunity presented itself.
Bryan Cranston was thrust into stardom thanks to his role as the anti-hero Walter White in the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. The show untimely ended back in 2013 with Walter White’s death. The franchise, however, did not die with the character as the show has already seen a number of spinoffs in the form of a prequel show called Better Call Saul and a sequel film known as El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Since the series first debuted many have wondered when or if Bryan Cranston would reprise the role of Walter White for Better Call Saul. Several of Breaking Bad‘s actors reprised the role for the prequel show, including Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Mark Margolis, and many others. When directly asked about it, Bryan Craston was all for it.
While speaking to Collider, Bryan Cranston revealed that he had been approached to direct an episode of Better Call Saul for every season, but had so far been unable to do so:
“I have been asked to direct an episode every single season and it just didn’t work out because of a commitment to doing a play or doing a movie or something, so I wasn’t able to section out the times available. But I do love the show. I think it’s a fantastic show.”
He later stated that if he was asked to reprise the role of Walter White, Bryan Cranston would do it in a second for Better Call Saul:
“I would be in it if Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, who are co-executive producers on it, wanted me to be in it. I would do it in a second. But it hasn’t happened yet, I can tell you, and we’ll see. I don’t know. There’s one more season to go and we’ll see what happens!”
What do you all make of Bryan Cranston’s words? Would you like to see him reprise the role of Walter White for Better Call Saul? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Bryan Cranston’s Walter White was last seen in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Here is the official synopsis for the film:
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. Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wrote and directed the movie, which brings back familiar faces from the show’s universe such as Jesse’s friends Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) and Badger (Matt L. Jones).
Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie stars Aaron Paul, Charles Baker, Matt L. Jones, and Jonathan Banks. The film features multiple character appearances from Breaking Bad in cameo roles, and is the final film role of Robert Forster, who died the day that the film was released on Netflix.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie has been released on Netflix. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Breaking Bad franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!