‘Breaking Bad’ Meets ‘Masked Singer’ as Jonathan Banks Intros New Fox Boss Charlie Collier at TCA

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Television critics witnessed the “Breaking Bad” and “Masked Singer” crossover no one knew they wanted when Jonathan Banks introduced former AMC Networks head Charlie Collier as Fox’s new entertainment chief — while dressed as a hippo.

“Masked Singer” features celebrities singing while disguised as mysterious characters, including Hippo. Hippo walked out onstage at the Television Critics Association pretending to be Collier — then uttered, “Christ on a crutch,” and revealed himself to be Banks, an alum of both “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” two staples of AMC under Collier’s leadership.

“Let this be a cautionary tale about what you would do for a friend,” Banks said. “I said I’d do anything for him, but this, this, please, Jesus, this is ridiculous.”

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Banks then turned serious to introduce Collier as an executive who has been “so good to me” over the years.

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When Collier took the stage to talk about his plans for the network, he mentioned what a “crazy” show “Breaking Bad” was, adding: “If there is one thing that I’ve learned in this business, it’s that crazy is in the eye of the beholder.”

That’s probably the right attitude for the man whose network airs “The Masked Singer.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Game in Which You Will Run Your Own Empire in the Works

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Bryan Cranston Discusses ‘Network’ Broadway Run, ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie & Joining Wes Anderson’s Pack With ‘Isle Of Dogs’

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Bryan Cranston Is Game for ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie But Says Walter White Is Definitely Dead (Video)

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For those who think Walter White (Bryan Cranston) must have survived the “Breaking Bad” series finale in light of all this talk of a big-screen movie, think again.

“Isn’t Walter White dead?” “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie asked Cranston, who stopped by the NBC morning show on Tuesday to promote his Broadway play adaptation of “Network.”

“Yes!” Cranston responded. “What are they gonna show me on a slab or something? That’s not exciting.”

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And in case you were wondering, Cranston says he still hasn’t seen a script for the much-discussed movie.

“There’s a lot of hyperbole swirling around that whole thing,” he told Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

When asked point-blank if he would want to do it, Cranston said this: “I’d love to do a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie, but I’m doing Broadway now and that’s gonna go until March.”

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Watch the video above.

News broke last week series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a “Breaking Bad” film. A day later, Slashfilm reported that the focus will be on White’s co-conspirator, Jesse Pinkman.

Slashfilm also reported that Aaron Paul will be reprising his role for the movie. Fans had already begun to speculate that the film might be about Jesse, because the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported on the film, said it would “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Again? Aaron Paul Hopes Return as Jesse Pinkman Would Be ‘Seamless’

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Let’s hope the upcoming “Breaking Bad” movie will answer all the questions people still ask Aaron Paul, even five years after the series ended.

“They keep asking: ‘What happened to Jesse?’ ‘When’s the next season of ‘Breaking Bad’ coming out?’” Paul told us in an interview for the “Shoot This Now Podcast.”

Those questions about the “next season” leave Paul with the uncomfortable task of breaking bad “Breaking Bad” news: “Well, it’s been done for soooo many years, you know? But thank you…’”

Paul explains more in the new “Shoot This Now” podcast, which you can listen to on Apple or listen to right here:



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We talked with Paul and Emily Ratajkowski about their new thriller “Welcome Home,” which is out now on DirecTV and hits theaters Nov. 16.

The interview took place last Saturday, and our timing could have been better: Three days later, the Albuquerque Journal broke the news of a “Breaking Bad” movie that will “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

That description points to Paul as the likely focus of the film: “Breaking Bad” finale featured his character, Jesse Pinkman, fleeing a gang of neo-Nazis to seek a new life.

There’s been plenty of speculation about Jesse turning up on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.” So Paul talked with us hypothetically about how he might reprise the role in “Better Call Saul” — without letting anything slip about the movie plans.

“I’d like to think it may be kind of easy and seamless to jump back into that guy because we live and breathe all of our characters that we play, and I played this guy for seven years,” Paul said. “I really know him. It’d be fun to put back on those shoes.”

(To be 100 percent clear: He didn’t confirm he would play Pinkman in a “Breaking Bad” movie, because at the time of our interview, we didn’t know there would be a “Breaking Bad” movie.)

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Paul won three Emmys for his performance as Pinkman, who spent the five seasons of “Breaking Bad” as the reluctant partner to teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

“Pinkman was just such a huge part — or is such a huge part of my career,” Paul said.

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People who meet him on the street still call him “Jesse” — that is, if they don’t call him “Bitch,” which was Jesse’s de facto catchphrase.

Paul said he often has to tell them: “My name is Aaron, really nice to meet you. It’s not Jesse. No, you can’t call me a bitch.”

That problem isn’t likely to get better with the release of a “Breaking Bad” movie, but who knows?

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Every week on “Shoot This Now,” we talk about stories we think should be made into movies — which is just an excuse to talk about people and stories we find fascinating. In the episode above, we pitched Paul and Ratajkowski two ideas.

They agreed that one was “sexy,” and that the other sounded like something you’d watch while falling asleep on a long flight.

“Welcome Home,” meanwhile, is about a couple in peril.

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As Paul told us, it follows “a couple struggling to keep things together, and then they’re put in a really scary situation in a setting where they’re not really comfortable.”

Ratajkowski signed on to the film first, in part because she was intrigued by her character, Cassie — who turns out to be more complicated than she initially seems.

“All of the assumptions that you’ve made about her kind of get turned on their head, and she turns out to be a pretty dark, complex character, which is important,” she said.

Listen to the podcast for more.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Will Follow Jesse Pinkman After 2013 Series Finale (Report)

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Yeah, bitch: A day after the news that Vince Gilligan is working on a “Breaking Bad” film, Slashfilm reports that the focus will be on Walter White’s co-conspirator, Jesse Pinkman.

Slashfilm also reported that Aaron Paul will be reprising his role for the movie. Fans had already begun to speculate that the film might be about Jesse, because the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported on the film, said it would “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

The “Breaking Bad” finale, of course, included Jesse escaping neo-Nazis who were forcing him to cook meth.

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Representatives for Sony Pictures TV, Paul, and Gilligan did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on the movie’s plot details or Paul’s involvement with the project.

Bryan Cranston, who played the show’s main character Walter White, confirmed the initial film news himself Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,’” Cranston told Patrick. “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you.” He did admit that he’s spoken about it to Gilligan, who is developing it with Sony Pictures, which produced the series for AMC.

 “If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius,” Cranston said. 

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“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those,” Cranston added. “At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”

He’s hoping Gilligan can find a way to bring back Heisenberg, considering his fate in the series’ finale.

“I don’t know if there is an appearance or how, what kind of appearance. Flashbacks, flashforward, I have no clue,” he continued. “But I’m excited about it because it’s ‘Breaking Bad’ and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again. Even if I just come by to visit.”

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The “Breaking Bad” movie will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February, according to the Journal.

The New Mexico film office confirmed to TheWrap that a project from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month.

It is unclear whether the project is planned for a theatrical release or will air on television.

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“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons — across six years — on AMC from 2007 to 2013. A spinoff following Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman character, “Better Call Saul,” began airing in 2015 and wrapped its fourth season in October.

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Following reports Tuesday night that a “Breaking Bad” movie was in the works, Bryan Cranston, who played the show’s main character Walter White, confirmed the news Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,’” Bryan Cranston told Dan Patrick. “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you.” He did admit that he’s spoken about it to series creator Vince Gilligan, who is developing it with Sony Pictures, which produced the series for AMC. “If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius.”

On Tuesday night, word got out that Sony and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan were developing a feature film spinoff of the critically-acclaimed AMC series.

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The film will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February. The New Mexico film office confirmed to TheWrap that a film from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month. The film will “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” Further details about the film are being kept under wraps, and it is unclear which or if any of the show’s original characters are expected to return. It is also unclear whether the project is planned for a theatrical release or will air on television.

“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those,” said Cranston. “At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”

He’s hoping Gilligan can find a way to bring back Heisenberg, considering his fate in the AMC show’s 2013 series finale.

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“I don’t know if there is an appearance or how what kind of appearance. Flashbacks, flashforward, I have no clue,” he continued. “But I’m excited about it because it’s ‘Breaking Bad’ and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again. Even if I just come by to visit.”

“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons — split across six years — on AMC from 2007 to 2013. A spinoff following Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman character, “Better Call Saul,” began airing in 2015 and just wrapped its fourth season in October.

You can watch the video above to hear his full remarks.

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