‘Breaking Bad’ May Hit the Big Screen After Season 5 Finale

Bryan Cranston says it’s not far-fetched for the hit AMC series to expand to the big screen after its small screen run.

Bryan Cranston reveals there may be a Breaking Bad movie after Season 5
Bryan Cranston reveals there may be a Breaking Bad movie after Season 5
As fans eagerly await the start of Breaking Bad's fifth and final season starting next month on AMC, the show's star believes they may be able to extend even further into a big-screen movie. Here's what Bryan Cranston had to say about the possibility of a Breaking Bad movie, since they have an abundance of story.

"(Series creator) Vince (Gilligan) feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes. It's not far-fetched. I wouldn't mind visiting that possibility. And this is coming from a guy who doesn't know anything of how the show's going to end. If it doesn't end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he's still alive, that is."

The final season will be split up into two halves, with the first eight episodes debuting Sunday, July 15 at 10 PM ET with Episode 5.01: Live Free or Die. The final eight episodes will debut next summer at an undetermined date.

Creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan also teased a few details regarding the final season. Be warned though, if you haven't watched all of Season 4 in its entirety yet, there is a huge spoiler below.

"We can look forward to Walt's ego growing by leaps and bounds for having killed Gus Fring. To this point, Walt's been able to lie to himself and reason that he's done all these terrible things for his family. But that's a lie that's harder and harder to maintain as this upcoming season progresses and the money piles up and he's faced more and more with the badness that he's done. He's going to be a harder guy to root for, I promise you that. The experiment of the show has been to take a good guy and have him transform himself into a bad guy. And we're committed to seeing that through to the very end."

Breaking Bad episode 5.1, "Live Free or Die" stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks} and is directed by Michael Slovis}.

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  1. SherlockHolmes2009

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Yea thats where I go to watch the Big Bang Theory and other shows, but ill definetly try to get at those once I can

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  2. Daveactor7

    Entourage? What a crap show that is lol no offense but come on

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    @SherlockHolmes2009 -- Really? Go to tvlinks.com and give them a watch. I only watched 5-6 episodes of The Wire, so I got a long way to go. Any way, I mentioned those two because they - along with Breaking Bad - are considered to be the greatest television dramas of all-time. What better way to find out the chronological order(in your opinion) than to watch the shows yourself? I'm definitely going to do the same, along with some research on what the majority finds to be better.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. SherlockHolmes2009

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I actually havent seen any of those shows

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @SherlockHolmes2009 -- I still need to finish The Wire, and start watching The Sopranos, just to make sure. Have you watched any episodes for the aforementioned?

    @skywise -- Yeah, you're right. Apparently, Game Of Thrones has the budget of $6 million per episode(on average), while Breaking Bad has the budget of $3 million(on average, I suppose). However, based on my search, they do have budget issues. I didn't bother to read why in the hell HBO would limit their budgets like that, but it probably has to do with shows before it, Deadwood and Rome(both got cancelled) among others. For more insight of my perspective, read, read my comment on the profile page of Games Of Thrones.

    Ha ha! Breaking Bad was slow in the first season, but there was always something going on to balance out the character development-driven dialogue. We can discuss the matter further on Games Of Thrones page, if you'd like. :)

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. SherlockHolmes2009

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Exactly, either way Im looking forward to what they got going on for the finale season, but I wouldnt mind seeing a Breaking Bad movie, if one happens.

    And I completly agree with you on how good Breaking Bad is, to me also it dominates everything

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  7. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx also, as my friend pointed out who adores BB but hates GoT. GoT is very talky talk and he says boring. he has yet to stay awake for one episode whereas he cant take his eyes off of BB.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I love Breaking Bad and i love GoT. I dont know which i like better because they couldnt be more different. I do have an aversion to fantasy though and GoT has a massive cast of characters which i love. But breaking Bad is a more streamlined and tight show. But like you said, BB has been around and continues to impress. that counts for a lot.

    As far as a bigger budget, i doubt it. Almost all of GoT is on location filming and all that armor (which is all true armor - banded, plate, chain Mail, leather), all those weapons and lead characters. I would say GoT has a bigger budget. i dont know for sure but it would make sense. Luckily for GoT most of the scenery and setting are real. Filmed in Malta, Iceland and soon ireland not to mention the CGI. To my knowlege BB has none of that but i get what you are saying i think.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I enjoyed the mall so I can't really say. although it felt rushed in the last season

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    On topic, I really don't want to see this happen. It's better to conclude this excellent series, and let it rest in peace.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    @SherlockHolmes2009 -- Yeah, I mean what could they do to make his transformation complete, and completely depraved, while managing to keep believability intact?

    @thehost91@skywise -- I still think Breaking Bad is leagues above Games Of Thrones. Games Of Thrones is a good/really good show, but I honestly don't see how it could be compared to Breaking Bad(especially this early). In almost every category(in my opinion), Breaking Bad dominates it. Oh, and am I the only one that thinks Breaking Bad has a higher budget?

    @zanyzap -- Ha ha!

    @bawnian-dexeus -- I heard Entourage was a great show, but degenerated in season 3 or 4 -- is that true?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. SherlockHolmes2009

    Breaking Bad is easily one of my top5 favorite tv shows but unless Walt kills Jesse during this season then I dont see anyone really seeing him as a bad guy

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  13. skywise

    @thehost91 imy avorite show was doctor Who until i aw game fo thrones. GoT far and above anything else on tv. i couldntagree more.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  14. skywise

    @zanyzap Entourage was pretty damn good IMO but its nowhere near as good BB.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. The Knight Has Risen

    Breaking Bad is for people who have balls. Everything else on TV is for pussies (Save for Game of Thrones).

    3 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  16. ZanyZap

    @bawnian-dexeus Entourage is for douchebags. Breaking Bad is for men. *I've never watched Entourage*

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Let's see where the season goes. I wouldn't be against it either. Hell, I'
    m still waiting on Entourage for it's movie

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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