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There's More Where "Breaking Bad" Came From

by ScreenCraft Staff on October 16, 2013

After the recent end of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan announced his plan to create a Saul Goodman spin-off tentatively titled Better Call Saul, which he's currently writing. This month, Gilligan has given fans more information about the show, like the possible return of the infamous Walter White.

According to an article published by The Hollywood Reporter, both Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White, and Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse Pinkman, are interested in appearing as cameos in the spin-off show. The spin-off will center around Saul's personal life before he met Walter White.

"We've only seen Saul in his professional habitat. It will be interesting to see a more personal, intimate side of Saul Goodman," Gilligan said to THR.

Also, the character who served as Saul's private detective in Breaking Bad, named Mike and played by Jonathan Banks, may have a substantial role in the show.

"The sky's the limit with the prequel," Gilligan said to The Hollywood Reporter. "Everybody who's now deceased in the Breaking Bad world is obviously still alive. You never know who might turn up and when and where."

Gilligan is laying the cards nicely for a Breaking Bad reunion. In addition to bringing back some favorite characters, he has said that he wants to reunite as many of the writers and crewmembers as possible for Better Call Saul.

In an Oct. 25 cover story for THR, Gilligan shared his past experience of writing "The X-Files," when he realized that after the show's end, he shouldn't have taken much time off because he lost his brand recognition and people ended up forgetting about him.

"I realize now that this is a fast-moving business and there's always something new around the corner. You've got to strike while the iron is hot," Gilligan told THR.

In other reunion news, the writers of Spiderman 2 are joining together again to pen the third movie. Check out the ScreenCraft post, "Kurtzman, Orci And Pinkner Trio Return To Write Third Spider Man Film."

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