Bob Odenkirk claims the Breaking Bad movie has finished production. Talk of the project first popped up last fall, when it was reported Vince Gilligan was writing and directing a sequel to the acclaimed TV series, with Aaron Paul reprising the role of Jesse Pinkman. Going by the codename Greenbrier, the movie reportedly rounded out a cast of several familiar Breaking Bad faces (including Bryan Cranston) and lined up a premiere on Netflix and AMC. And while there was plenty of talk about the film, AMC and the principal talent never officially confirmed it.
Cranston and Paul stirred up a lot of buzz earlier this year when they cryptically teased a mystery collaboration, which many fans believed was Breaking Bad related. Unfortunately, the duo was actually promoting their own line of Mezcal, and not a new TV show or movie. However, it would appear everyone's favorite meth-cooking pair may have already had a Breaking Bad reunion without the general public ever knowing about it.
"I don't know what people know and don't know. 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."
High-profile productions like Marvel and Star Wars movies are subject to intense levels of secrecy, but people still know when they're in production. It's truly amazing the Breaking Bad movie made it all the way through principal photography without so much as a set photo leaking online. Odenkirk was never said to be in the film's cast, but it stands reason to believe he would have information about its progress. Production on Better Call Saul season 5 began earlier this year ahead of its 2020 debut, so Odenkirk has been working closely with Gilligan. It's likely Gilligan had some discussions about the Breaking Bad movie with his longtime collaborator, perhaps expressing surprise at how they were able to shoot it out of the spotlight. Everyone involved did an amazing job of keeping this under wraps if what Odenkirk's saying is true.
Since the Breaking Bad movie is already complete, it remains to be seen when AMC will make an official announcement. The network has been extremely quiet on this matter since word of a Breaking Bad continuation first came out, but sooner or later they'll have to say something. By now, it looks like the plan was to make a surprise reveal, though Odenkirk seems to have let the cat out of the bag. Regardless, it will be exciting to return to Gilligan's Albuquerque whenever the Breaking Bad movie hits screens.