It’s been 7 years since Breaking Bad’s finale. However, fans still haven’t gotten over the brilliance of Bryan Cranston on display as Walter White. That’s why fans enjoyed his brief appearance in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Even though Walter died in the final episode of the AMC Original, it was nice to see his face as a flashback in the film along with Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman. That said, it could be that Walter White makes another appearance in the Breaking Bad universe.
With Better Call Saul’s final season approaching ever closer to the start of Breaking Bad, there’s a chance we could get to see a younger version of Walt, way before he went full Heisenberg.
Bryan Cranston talks about Walter White’s future
While talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Cranston said that he was perfectly fine with Walter White’s story. He said:
“I was content with the end of Breaking Bad. I thought it was the perfect ending, I know I’m biased, but I don’t recall seeing the ending of a show that was so well-constructed, satisfying and legitimate. Everything just seemed to fall into place so extraordinarily well.”
Cranston believes in the “less is more” philosophy and is happy with the audience left “wanting more”, as he said:
“They say ‘less is more’ and in many ways, that’s so true. You want to leave an audience wanting more, as we know. That old adage is very true. Don’t give them more than they want. If they start looking at their watch, you’re done. You lost ’em. We want them to go, ‘Holy sh*t, it’s over? That was an hour? It felt like 20 minutes!’ That’s what you want, and they crave more because it was so well-crafted.”
Despite this, Bryan Cranston has previously said that he is willing to play Walter White again in the Breaking Bad sequel, Better Call Saul. He would do it “in a second” at Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s call.
He was extremely happy to work with Aaron Paul again
In addition to talking about Walter White, Bryan Cranston was also all praises for his co-star Aaron Paul and the creator of the Breaking Bad Universe, Vince Gilligan:
“I was thrilled that Aaron was able to be number one on the call sheet. He so deserved it and to finish telling his story. I was there to support him and support Vince Gilligan. Aaron and I both say, if he starts to ask a question, we just say, ‘Look, the answer is yes, whatever you’re going to ask. We’ll do whatever.’ He changed our lives. So we’re eternally grateful to him and happy to do it.”
Putting all that aside, Bryan Cranston also said that he would be willing to rewatch Breaking Bad with someone who has never watched it. He would do it solely to see the reaction on their face:
“I would like to watch it again with someone or two or three people who have never seen it. It would be fun to see their reaction because I will have forgotten a lot of things, and then when you start watching, you go, ‘Oh, I know what’s going to happen. I’m going to watch my friend get this reaction.’ So I kind of get two shows out of one.”