Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul isn't entirely happy with the way news of the upcoming movie sequel broke, throwing shade via social media. Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad followed science teacher Walter White as he endeavored to become the criminal kingpin known as Heisenberg. The character recruited Jesse Pinkman to assist him in building a Crystal Meth business. As Jesse, Paul was supposed to be killed off in season 1. The writers, however, had a change of heart. The move went on to pay dividends, with Jesse going on to largely be considered the heart of the show.
Breaking Bad aired for a total of five seasons. It garnered a number of awards - with Paul himself winning three Emmys for Best Supporting Actor. In the wake of the show's conclusion, a prequel centered on "criminal" lawyer Saul Goodman was rapidly greenlit. Better Call Saul debuted in 2015 to similar acclaim and awards recognition. Inching closer and closer to the start of the Breaking Bad timeline, the spin-off has already aired four seasons, with a fifth confirmed for 2020. Regardless, fans have hungered for more from that world and a true sequel.
Rumors of a movie following up on Jesse Pinkman had been rumored for a number of years. For a time it seemed as though Paul and Bryan Cranston, who played Walt, were teasing an official announcement. It turned out, however, to be regarding the co-stars unveiling a Mezcal line. Regardless, the rumors continued to circulate. They were seemingly confirmed by Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk, who declared that the film had finished filming. Following a leak of the Netflix page for the movie, however, an official announcement was made and the first official teaser trailer was released. Paul took to Twitter, however, to lament the way the secret had come to be official public knowledge, sarcastically thanking the New York Times. Check out his original tweet and subsequent follow-up response to a fan below:
Wait, I thought there was only Mezcal on the horizon? I’m so confused. Oh wait, got it. I understand now. It’s about patience. I guess there is a movie happening after all? Didn’t realize I could talk about it. I guess I can. Thanks New York Times for blowing up this “secret”💎💰— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 25, 2019
Yeah no kidding my friend. I have literally been the only person on this planet to not talk about this damn thing and now here we are. Vince absolutely crushed this thing on the page and on film. Thrilled for the world to finally see this piece of cinema history. #Pinkman #Bitch— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 25, 2019
Paul will also feature prominently in Westworld season 3. Playing a man named Caleb, he was revealed to be a construction worker who dabbles in criminal heists. As seen in the first season 3 trailer, the character will have a fateful encounter with Delores (Evan Rachel Wood) and be drawn into her dangerous mission. Given the nature of the show, speculation remains rife that things aren't exactly what they seem.
However, it's the character of Jesse Pinkman that people are most eager to see him (once again) embody. It's safe to say that the character suffered a great deal over the course of Breaking Bad. When last seen, he had just managed to escape long-term captivity. Experiencing a flurry of emotions, Jesse laughed and cried simultaneously as he drove into the night and towards an uncertain future. Ever since, fans have theorized what may have become of the tragic character. The fact that audiences will actually get the answers they seek is no doubt an exciting prospect.
That being said, it's clear that a lot of effort went into keeping it secret. However, it's unclear if the plan was to drop the whole movie on Netflix as a surprise. In either case, it's easy to see why Paul might be disappointed. To successfully carry the secret without a word, only for outside forces to spill the beans would be understandably frustrating. Unfortunately, for better or worse, the word is out now. All anybody can do is wait and see whether Gilligan has indeed crushed it and goes three for three in bringing the Breaking Bad world to screens in a compelling, satisfactory fashion.
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Source: Aaron Paul/Twitter