The first official trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie has dropped and it features an Easter egg linked to Hank Schrader and his DEA partner, Steven Gomez. Hank was the brother-in-law of Walter White and eventually became involved in his dangerous exploits. The character was played by Dean Norris throughout Breaking Bad's five-season run and it looks like he will have a presence in the follow-up movie.
Despite years of rumors hinting at a Breaking Bad movie, the official confirmation wasn't made until the trailer was released. It was earlier reported that the full-length film would focus on Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after he escaped the neo-Nazi compound in the Breaking Bad series finale. Series creator Vince Gilligan will once again deepen the Breaking Bad universe since the series ended in 2013. Gilligan is also the mind behind Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel series. Loyal viewers have long-awaited a sequel in some form, and they finally got their wish.
The El Camino trailer footage is only about a minute long, but it provides insight into the movie's primary focus. As previously assumed, the film will center on Jesse's whereabouts following the season 5 finale episode. The trailer is a quick scene featuring Skinny Pete (Charles Baker), one of Jesse's closest friends. The DEA is questioning Skinny Pete about what happened to Jesse. Skinny Pete claims that he doesn't have a clue about Jesse's location and adds that he wouldn't spill details even if he knew. Before Skinny Pete utters a word, the camera pans into the interrogation room in the opening seconds of the trailer. As the camera zooms in, framed pictures of Hank and Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada) can be seen on the left of the door, hanging above the water cooler.
The quick nod suggests that the DEA is hell-bent on avenging their fallen agents. Walt is still presumed dead, so their next option would be to seek out Jesse. Skinny Pete made it a point to say that the men he was working for forced him to cook meth by chaining him up. It's true that Jesse was a victim in many ways, but not in the eyes of the DEA. They will be a thorn in Jesse's side as they continue to search for the only person who can recount the events played out by Walt (Bryan Cranston).
Hank and Gomez were shot and killed during the altercation between Jack Welker (Michael Bowen) and his gang of white supremacists. Although they won't be able to appear in the present timeline for El Camino, it's possible that they could be involved through flashbacks. An impressive group of Breaking Bad alumni is rumored to be involved in the Breaking Bad movie, including Cranston reprising his role as Walt.
The fact that Skinny Pete and references to Hank appeared in the first-look footage for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, it seems probable that Gilligan will rely on an array of characters to tell the next chapter of Jesse's tale. It's safe to assume that there will be a multitude of nods to the original series. As a viewer, it would be smart to keep an eye out for Easter eggs throughout the movie when it hits Netflix on October 11.