Alright, Breaking Bad fans, the moment you've been waiting for is here: there's a Breaking Bad movie coming!
Or at least, some of you were waiting for it... some of you seem a bit unenthusiastic.
Either way, it's happening! Series creator Vince Gilligan is at work on the script as we speak. No word on whether it'll be a movie-theater movie or an online movie, or what structure it will take--will it be a prequel, or pick up where the show left off? But the Albuquerque Journal has confirmed that the film is happening, and that it "tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom." Which has many fans speculating that the film will center on Aaron Paul's character Jesse Pinkman.
That brief synopsis of the breaking bad movie sounds like the Jesse Pinkman story getting a final chapter— Boogie Bousins (@Boogie Bousins)1541565737.0
Sure sounds like it could be a Jesse Pinkman movie https://t.co/spzVshdOWJ— Pete Blackburn (@Pete Blackburn)1541562449.0
Which was very exciting for some fans who have apparently been craving a proper ending to the Pinkman story.
we need a true ending to Jesse Pinkmans story, I hope this is it https://t.co/GetNJJURHY— Velvet Pickle (@Velvet Pickle)1541562584.0
*SHRIEKS OF EXCITEMENT* AAAAHHHHH!!! Could this be about Jesse post-Breaking Bad?! OH MAN!!! https://t.co/bHLR5npS5y— Robbie (@Robbie)1541565055.0
And many other fans were just elated to have a Breaking Bad movie at all, whether it centers on Pinkman or not!
Uhhhhhh excuse me? Holy crap https://t.co/ZEr1DJa69Y— Pete Blackburn (@Pete Blackburn)1541562080.0
Me investigating if this Breaking Bad movie news is legit. #Breakingbad https://t.co/Du716LjLfi— Vegan Turkey TONY🎂 (@Vegan Turkey TONY🎂)1541542703.0
But overall, the fans seem... well, kind of ambivalent. This seems to always happen with beloved TV shows--there's always debate on how things ended, and especially about whether or not they should be revisited. People still argue about the way The Sopranos ended, and that was 15 years ago. It's part of the territory, it seems, of a beloved, high-quality show.
And Breaking Bad is no different. Because many fans seem to feel that regardless of how Jesse Pinkman's story wrapped up, the series ended perfectly, and they are not interested in revisiting the story. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
I mean this in the best way possible...why? The show ended perfectly https://t.co/3bhmSGQ7ik— Scott Matla (@Scott Matla)1541562122.0
@sepinwall Why keep going back to this? I feel like it takes something away to not just let breaking bad stand as i… https://t.co/GPpTO56ArT— Zacking Off (@Zacking Off)1541563961.0
Why in God’s name are they making a Breaking Bad movie? The show was perfect. The ending was perfect. LEAVE IT ALONE— Jeremy Los (@Jeremy Los)1541565188.0
As the biggest Breaking Bad fan you'll ever know, this terrifies me. https://t.co/gd6WxM6Als— Joey Doughnuts (@Joey Doughnuts)1541562913.0
@scottmatla I agree. It ended as well as you can expect it to end. There's no need for this. And we have Better C… https://t.co/ZFuTqGOokF— K. Scott Gant 🤔 (@K. Scott Gant 🤔)1541607548.0
But like it or not, the movie is happening! No word yet on whether Paul or series star Bryan Cranston will be back, but Greenbrier starts shooting in its usual New Mexico locations in just a couple weeks, and is schedule to wrap up in February.
Get excited, Breaking Bad fans! Or don't I guess! Whatever you think!