Breaking Bad Season 5, Part 2 is just around the corner, and that means the Breaking Bad panel was one of the most anticipated of Comic-Con.
Showing up for the days panel were Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Anna Gunn (Skyler White), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), R. J. Mitte (Walt Jr.), and Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) joined creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan
During the panel, AMC showed the opening scene of the first episode, which will air on August 11.
Breaking Bad Seasons 5, Part 2 Opening Clip
In the clip, the White family house is abandoned and teenagers are using the family’s empty pool as a skate park. Outside of the home stands an older looking walk with a full beard and head of hair. Inside his apparently broken down car is an arsenal that includes an assault rifle and crowbar.
With his weapons in tow, Walt enters the home, unscrews a wall outlet faceplate, and discovered sometimes taped to its underside.
As he leaves, the house Walt sees his neighbor and responds “Hello Carol,” at which time she drops her bag of groceries and they roll away.
Before the first clip was shown, Bryan Cranston entered the stage wearing a Walter White mask. While he looked like his character, he soon took off his mask to reveal a full set of hair. Cranston revealed that he wore the mask around the conference and that he and Paul had taken turns making out with the mask.
The Transformation Of Breaking Bad’s Main Characters
Speaking about his character’s transformation from nice guy to ultra-villain, Cranston responded:
“I think every single person can run the gamut of emotions. Under the right circumstances, desperation, need, greed, whatever the case might be, depression, you push those buttons at the right time and anyone can become dangerous. And that’s what happened to Walter White.”
When asked about the remainder of season 5 and Walter White’s aspirations, Cranston explains:
“He’s in the empire business. His ego is peaking. He’s never felt this before in his life. To have this kind of power as an adult. It got to him. He succumbed to it like it was an aphro and he’s helpless really in that sense now.”
Speaking about his character Jessie, actor Aaron Paul reveals that his sidekick to Walter White has “been through a lot” and “Going into the final season of this show he’s terrified of this man.”
Paul then adds:
“He was just this lost kid… struggling to find his way, searching, in desperate need of some guidance, and he finds Walter White. Now he just wants to stay as far away from him as possible and try to stay alive.”
The Most Memorable Breaking Bad Moment
Speaking about the scene that stuck the most with him, Bryan Cranston says:
“The most impactful scene that I shot I think is when Jane died. Walt had another turn in his character and he allowed this young girl to die.”
Breaking Bad Season 5 resumes August 11 on AMC.
The Comic-Con panel has definitely peaked our interest. Will you be tuning in to see the conclusion of Breaking Bad?