Comic-Con 2018: More Breaking Bad Characters To Appear On Better Call Saul
There is an "excellent chance" you might see more Breaking Bad characters on the spinoff.
Even more Breaking Bad characters are coming to the prequel show Better Call Saul, creator Vince Gilligan said during San Diego Comic-Con panel. While Breaking Bad's main characters Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) won't show up in Better Call Saul Season 4, you might see them and other Breaking Bad characters later down the road.
"I think there's an excellent chance of any and all these folks showing up [on Better Call Saul]," Gilligan said, referring to all the panelists (full list below). "You will not see Walt or Jesse in Season 4 of Better Call Saul, and not to be a downer, but just, we don't like jerking folks around...but I would suspect we'd be sorely remiss if these characters didn't appear on the show before it ended. But we love all these guys."
The panelists included Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), RJ Mitte (Walter Jr.), Anna Gunn (Skyler White), Bryan Cranston (Walter White), and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). Comedian Bill Burr, who appeared in several episodes of Breaking Bad, hosted the panel, while Aaron Paul's baby was also on the panel. Given Gilligan's comments, it's possible you'll see any and all of these characters show up on Better Call Saul in the future, but probably not Aaron Paul's infant.
Paul suggested during that he's pining for another chance to play Jesse. "I miss [Jesse]. I do. And I miss you all. I miss the show." Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman intriguingly teased that it might be Breaking Bad's Hank Schrader who shows up first on Better Call Saul in a future episode. "Agent Schrader knows Saul, remember the first time they meet?...something happened--find out what it is!"
In addition to Goodman, Better Call Saul already features Breaking Bad characters Gus Fring and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks).
Interestingly, Gilligan recently told EW that Better Call Saul Season 4 will feature some scenes set during the Breaking Bad timeline, so that could be a signal for Hank Schrader or another character to appear.
Finally, during the panel Cranston talked about the possibility of another Breaking Bad spinoff or potentially a reboot. The actor said he wants to leave Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul alone as they are.
"We're all very proud of our show and Better Call Saul, and I think in some ways it's best to leave it alone--that you want to think back on it favorably and say, 'I don't want to mess with it'. It was a perfect opportunity for all of us, it changed all of our lives, and this man on the end here…[Vince Gilligan] changed our lives for the better, and he is a brilliant storyteller. He guided us through."
In other Breaking Bad news, you can enter this contest for a chance to "cook" with Cranston and Paul in the actual RV from the acclaimed AMC show.
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