Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has recently addressed the rumors that Breaking Bad will follow-up its fifth and final season with a movie.
These rumors started after star Bryan Cranston noted that he would not be opposed to a Breaking Bad film after the series reached its end. While this was hardly a confirmation, the news was widely spread, and registered wildly divergent opinions amongst the fanbase. While some were excited about the potential continuation of Walter White's story, others felt that it would be best for the series to reach its natural conclusion at the end of its fifth season.
Speaking to Deadline, Gilligan noted that Cranston's "enthusiasm" was the sole source of the rumors. "I think those rumors are coming from him," he said. "All I could tell you is, never say never, but it is definitely not on my mind at the moment." Noting that he wants to end the series "as completely as possible," Gilligan stated that a movie would be possible "if we've got enough story left over. . . But I can tell you it's not on my mind in the least little way at the moment."
Ending the series "as completely as possible" certainly seems like Walter White's going to die, doesn't it? That would make a movie sequel quite difficult to justify.
Writers will soon begin work on the second half of Breaking Bad's fifth and final season. Seven more episodes are left to air this summer, with the final set of eight set to air in summer 2013.
The next episode of Breaking Bad, "Madrigal," will air Sunday on AMC at 10/9c.