A few Breaking Bad characters already appeared in its prequel spinoff show Better Call Saul, but one character who has not made an appearance is Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. Better Call Saul takes place six years prior to the events in Breaking Bad, so there is still a possibility of Bryan Cranston reprising his role as the chemistry teacher-turned-crystal meth manufacturer whom everyone loves.
In a guesting on The Rich Eisen Show, as reported by EW, the 60-year-old actor was asked if he would be interested in appearing in the upcoming season of Better Call Saul.
“If they were to call me and say, ‘We have this idea, we’d like…’ I would say, ‘Yes, you don’t have to finish the pitch. I’m there, what do you want me to do?’ I’ll do whatever they want because I know how careful they are and proprietary they are with those characters and storylines and it wouldn’t be something, ‘Oh, isn’t that kind of a stunt casting kind of thing.’
“It would be something kind of unique and obscure and creative, and I’m all in.”
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 29, 2016
The possibility of Bryan Cranston appearing in Better Call Saul as Walter White is a bit slim, according to the creators themselves and Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman. In March, Huffington Post interviewed Odenkirk on the possibility of a Walter White cameo and he crushed fans’ hearts with his answer.
“Nil. Stop hoping. Stop referencing Breaking Bad… it hasn’t happened yet… this show is THIS show, and it’s full and complex and the stakes are different and it’s a helluva unique and rich experience.”
However, fans still have a sliver of hope in seeing Bryan Cranston in the show despite Odenkirk’s comments, as co-creator Peter Gould said, “I don’t think anything is predetermined,” which means that circumstances can still change.
As reported previously by the Inquisitr, co-creator Vince Gilligan also commented on Breaking Bad characters appearing in Better Call Saul and said that “sky is the limit,” but he also stated that it should “feel proper and fitting and organic.”
Although Bryan Cranston has not received an invitation to appear in Better Call Saul, he did get offered to direct one of the episodes in the upcoming third season of the show. Bryan Cranston, however, is still deciding whether he should do it or not.
“I’m debating whether I want to or not because I’m a fan of the show, and in order to direct I need to know what no fan knows. I need to go back and they’ll tell me what’s going to happen leading up to the episode and there’s a part of me that says, ‘That would kind of kill it for me as a fan to peak behind the curtain.'”
During the interview, Bryan Cranston revealed that he doesn’t miss Breaking Bad at all. Cranston won a Golden Globe and four Emmys for his role as Walter White, but he said that he doesn’t miss playing the character.
“I think the reason is because Vince Gilligan crafted what I think is the perfect beginning, middle, and end to a story. So because it was so complete I had a total completion.”
The premiere date for Better Call Saul Season 3 is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston is busy with other projects. Cranston will be appearing in The Infiltrator, which will be released in theaters on July 13, as Robert Mazur, a special agent going undercover to take down Pablo Escobar. Bryan Cranston has also been chosen to play the role of Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers movie.
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