With El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie cooking up a storm in the meth lab, fans finally know what happened to Walter White all those years ago. While we still hope Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as the conniving chemistry teacher in El Camino, creator Vince Gilligan confirms Heisenberg is definitely dead!
Heading back to the critically acclaimed finale of Breaking Bad in 2013, “Felina” saw Walt save Jesse Pinkman from a murderous band of white supremacists. There was a bullet-riddled bloodbath that saw Jesse escape in a Chevrolet El Camino and Walt pay the price. Breaking Bad ended with the near-perfect shot of Walt bleeding out as the police approached.
Fans have been questioning how/if Walt could return, with various theories he might’ve somehow survived the finale. Rich Eisen directly asked Gilligan on The Rich Eisen Show, to which there was a surprisingly frank response. The man behind the meth said, “Yeah, I’m gonna give you that one, Rich, because I love you so much. Yes, Walter White is dead. Yes.”
However, when pushed on whether Walt could appear in El Camino via flashbacks, Gilligan stayed a little quieter — in fact, he refused to say a word.
Walt being six feet under should come as no real surprise to anyway. After “Felina” aired, the world went into mourning. As well as an obituary being posted in the Albuquerque Journal, actor Jackamoe Buzzell held a mock funeral with a hearse and replica of Walt’s famous RV.
The question of Walt’s fate has come up numerous times over the years. In 2017, a Reddit AMA once again asked whether Walt had met his maker. Gilligan was supposed to promoting Better Call Saul Season 3 but indulged fans and said, “Sure looked that way to me”.
El Camino is one of Netflix’s shadiest exports. No one really knows what’s coming, other than the fact Jesse Pinkman still appears to be on the run. While Jese’s former pals are all confirmed to be part of the ensemble, it’s unclear who else will be part of the movie.
Gilligan somehow managed to film El Camino in scecret, meaning we don’t know whether the likes of Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, and even Cranston himself will be making an appearance.
Even El Camino‘s star-studded premiere has us confused as the likes of Krysten Ritter, Dean Norris, and Jesse Plemons all popped by. Find out more when El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hits Netflix on October 11.
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