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El Camino 2: Will We Ever See A Sequel To The Breaking Bad Movie?

In 2019, Netflix and AMC gave us an unexpected gift in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a feature-length coda to what many consider to be the greatest hour-long drama series of all time. The flick answered a question that we had been asking since 2013: What happened to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after he sped off into the night following his liberation from captivity at the hands of neo-Nazis? It turned out that the ex-meth cook had a few loose ends to tie up before escaping to the Alaskan tundra with the help of a certain "vacuum cleaner repairman" (Ed, the "disappearer" introduced in Breaking Bad's fifth season), a note to have delivered to the son of his deceased girlfriend Andrea, and a few unlucky crooks to deal with on the way out of town.

Via flashbacks, Breaking Bad fans also got to spend another precious few moments with Jesse's other deceased girlfriend, Jane (Krysten Ritter), and his greatest antagonist-slash-mentor, the onetime high school chemistry teacher-turned drug kingpin of Albuquerque, Walter White (Bryan Cranston). The movie ended pretty much as we'd hoped it would, with Jesse having made it to Alaska, heading off into an uncertain future, having found a modicum of closure following his ill-advised and endlessly traumatic association with White. But as soon as the credits began to roll, fans wondered if there is a possibility that we could get a sequel. After all, the movie is subtitled "A Breaking Bad Movie," not "The Breaking Bad Movie," and if series creator and El Camino writer-director Vince Gilligan ever wanted to return to the well for another feature, it's pretty safe to say that there's not a single fan who would be upset about it.

Well, we don't know for certain whether it will ever happen — but we do know that it's not outside the realm of possibility.

What have Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul said about a sequel to El Camino?

Speaking with People shortly after El Camino's release, Paul expressed not just his willingness, but his intent, to continue working with Gilligan, with whom he has developed a close relationship. "It's up to Vince [whether to do an El Camino sequel] ... Vince and I definitely plan on working together many times in the future, and if it's Breaking Bad-related, then great," the actor said. "If not, so be it. But ... if he want to kind of dive deep into this again, I'm all for it."

Having said that, Paul explained that he felt El Camino had delivered the ending for Jesse for which he'd always hoped. "In all honesty, this is the exact ending I'd envisioned," Paul said. "Years ago, when [Breaking Bad] was wrapping up, I was always just kind of hoping that Jesse would find some sort of inner peace, and find sort of a peaceful setting to call home ... and I think, I hope, that he has found that."

For Gilligan's part, he whistled a similar tune when cornered by Variety at El Camino's premiere — although he made it clear that he's already focused on coming up with a new, non-Breaking Bad-centric project, with the excellent spin-off series Better Call Saul slated to wrap up with its sixth and final season next year. "I've probably got to figure out a whole new story that's not in the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe next," Gilligan said. "I don't want to overstay my welcome, so we'll see how this one goes. Never say never, but it's probably about time I do something new."

We're certainly not going to be the ones to say "never," with respect to more Breaking Bad, so we'll just go ahead and say "maybe, hopefully, eventually." In the meantime, we'll be anxiously awaiting the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul, which will arrive at some point next year.