Turns out the “Breaking Bad” movie (which has nothing to do with Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s new line of alcohol), has already wrapped.
Talking to THR, Bob Odenkirk, who stars in the “Breaking Bad” prequel spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” said, “I don’t know what people know and don’t know [about the movie]. I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”
The movie, which will focus on Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman, will debut on AMC and Netflix sometime in 2020.
Filming the movie is the reason Season 5 of “Better Call Saul” has been delayed. (Season 4 ended in October 2018 with Odenkirk’s character, Jimmy McGill announcing he’ll be practicing law under a different name: “S’all good, man.”
If you’ve been anxious to see Odenkirk finally become Saul Goodman, Odenkirk says, “They’ve been building it slowly but it’s turning. Now it’s turning rapidly, I would say. That’s similar to ‘Breaking Bad, too. This very slow buildup as we go up the roller-coaster ramp and then, it starts going downhill, it just cannot stop”
Odenkirk added “Season Five — which we’re shooting right now. — is just everything’s on fire, and it’s just burning down around us.”
He said, “I was worried about the audiences staying with us. We asked people to watch closely and to understand on a deeper level the characters and the plot, and you know what? They did.”
“The audience really impressed the hell out of me,” he said. “But I do think that it was all because of ‘Breaking Bad’ and not just because of the success of ‘Breaking Bad’… when ‘Better Call Saul’ started, they immediately were hooked into watching closely and not worrying about it getting somewhere but trusting that it would.”