El Camino: Final Breaking Bad Movie Update

El Camino: Final Breaking Bad Movie Update

A full trailer, two promos, and two weeks left to wait.


Three months ago, I wrote a little article hyping up the then-untitled Breaking Bad movie, now officially dubbed El Camino, which had been a project that absolutely baffled me in that no one was really talking about it. Breaking Bad is one of the most beloved and respected series in film history, after all. Why wasn't there constant singing in the streets over this project? Except, once I started doing a bit of digging so as to put together an article for the upcoming title, I stumbled upon the fact that there was almost nothing to talk about. At the time, I had practically no information to go on, as Vince Gilligan and the entire team behind the project were keeping absolutely everything about the film extremely close to the chest. The only, and I mean only, real tether I had to work with at the time was the fact that Aaron Paul would be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in a narrative tracking the aftermath of the show's spectacular series finale. And even in terms of that second detail I knew neither the time frame nor the distance from the finale. It could be ten years into the future, or mere minutes.

All I could really do at that point was scream into the void, desperately and blindly announcing the coming arrival of a film shrouded in so much secrecy that it was as if I was trying to promote a conspiracy rather than a real and verified film sequel. Luckily, just a scant week or so after I published that piece, a miraculous set of tweets were released by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul: a picture of two mules side-by-side with the caption "Soon." This was my saving grace, living proof that I wasn't going nuts and that Jesse Pinkman, Vince Gilligan's most unfortunate son, as well as perhaps Heisenberg himself, would be returning to fans who have never stopped upholding a special home for Breaking Bad in our hearts. It's hard to imagine that the series finale aired over six years ago, and it speaks volumes about the show's astounding social and cultural impact that fresh news over the film brought about immediate media attention and mass fan excitement.

So now that I've sufficiently prefaced everything, sung my own praises regarding the previous article, and hopefully hyped you up a bit for some news, we finally get to the part where I spill everything I've uncovered about the project and share the relevant links. You ready? Alright. Here we go.

Now, with only two and a half weeks left until the film's Netflix release and with an official trailer currently available on YouTube, somehow only precious little is known about the project. But wait!—don't leave just yet. What I mean to say is, the cast and crew are truly doing their best to keep the exact plot of the film hidden, so as to give us the freshest and most entertaining experience possible when we are finally gifted with El Camino. That being said, we still have plenty of promotional content to rekindle our raging love for Breaking Bad and tide us over during these last few agonizing weeks before the premiere. The most exciting of these developments, of course, is our first full trailer, as well as a teaser and a recap-esque promotional video that recounts the sad odyssey of Jesse Pinkman set to "Enchanted" by Chloe X Halle. Cue the links.

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JLUn2DFW4w

Teaser/Emmys Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw7Aii1Fyq4

"ENCHANTED" Jesse Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozYbqDiXT3I

Go ahead. Take your time and really absorb those promos. They're all beautifully made, right up to snuff with the level of quality we would expect to be used in the marketing of a Breaking Bad property.

When you've finished, you might even settle in and watch one of those trailer breakdown videos that always crop up like weeds after the release of momentous content like this. If I was you, though, I would avoid those videos as well as you could for the next two weeks. Gilligan and the team have clearly done a lot of legwork to make sure that the plot and direction of El Camino is safely hidden, and getting so worked up over these trailers to the point where you watch a video that nicks at this veil of obscurity seems like something of a betrayal to both yourself and the Breaking Bad team. For now, both in the name of the team that is working so passionately to bring us El Camino and for yourself, I ask that you stick to just watching these videos without slinking over to super-detective aids or breakdown videos. Instead, try and content yourself with the new revelations that Gilligan has purposefully left for us:

The film takes place very shortly after "Felina," revolves around Jesse's escape from law enforcement due to his incrimination in Walt's mass takedown of the Aryan gang, and features the return of such beloved side characters as Skinny Pete and Beaver as they reunite with a Jesse not at all like the spazzy, flippant, and energetic young drug pusher that they had once pal'd around with for petty cash before Walt dug his way in and turned their crappy little lives into pure shit.

Of course, I know you must be aching for more details after getting such a promising tease for the movie—so close yet so far—but you only have to hold out until October 11th to see El Camino just as Papa Gilligan intended, thrown into a chaotic new world of mystery, suspense, and desperation without having unnecessarily spoiled yourself just to pass the minutes leading to the premiere's countdown. Until then, I hope you all can stay strong, evade these spoilers, and spend your spare moments brushing up on all the horror and wonder that is the original five seasons of Breaking Bad.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

These Superfood Beauty Products Show Kale And Matcha Work For SO Much More Than We Thought

Just another summer's day with a cold glass of kombucha on my face.

I've been vegan for about six years now, so a love for fresh vegetables and superfoods has now become a core part of my being. Don't get me wrong. I love my indulgent, creamy pastas and truffle fries more than anyone. But I keep most of my focus on eating clean and healthy so I can indulge guilt-free.

But I'd say about a large part of my diet has always, unknowingly, included superfoods. Being Indian, lentils, beetroot, garlic, ginger, and whole grains have been core essentials on the family dinner table since I could digest solid foods.

Keep Reading... Show less

Now that college is around the corner for most if not all young adults, students once shook by a pandemic now have to shift their focus on achieving their career goals. As if we thought we had it together already! As an NYC girl, I have always seen myself as a hustler, hungry to advance my career in journalism by having one skill: working hard.

Keep Reading... Show less

Kourtney Kardashian has decided to leave "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" after nearly 14 years and although we saw this coming, it breaks our heart that she won't be there to make us laugh with her infamous attitude and hilarious one-liners.

Kourtney is leaving the show because it was taking up too much of her life and it was a "toxic environment" for her.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

We Asked You How You Felt About Resuming 'Normal' Activities, And Some Of Your Answers Shocked Us

The New York Times asked 511 epidemiologists when they'd feel comfortable doing "normal" activities again, considering COVID-19. We asked our peers the same thing, for science.

Last month, the New York Times surveyed about 500 epidemiologists asking about their comfort level with certain activities once deemed normal — socializing with friends, going to the doctor, bringing in the mail. That's all well and good for the experts, but they are a very niche group, not the majority of the population. What do "normal" people feel safe doing? In certain states, we've seen how comfortable everyone is with everything (looking at you, Florida), but we wanted to know where Odyssey's readers fell on the comfort scale. Are they sticking with the epidemiologists who won't be attending a wedding for another year, or are they storming the sunny beaches as soon as possible?

Keep Reading... Show less
Disney Plus

Millions of musical-lovers around the world rejoiced when "Hamilton," the hip-hop-mixtape-turned-musical harder to get in to than Studio 54, came to Disney Plus.

For those who had the luxury of being able to watch it in person and rewatch it with us mere mortals on our screens, the experience was almost as gripping as sitting feet from Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. From the stunning sets, graceful choreography, witty dialogue, and hauntingly beautiful singing, the experience was one even my musical-averse family felt moved by.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Keto Is All Fun And Games Until You're Undernourished And Almost Pass Out

Keto is just another extension of diet culture that boasts rapid weight loss, but at a steep price.

Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash

There has been a Keto diet craze going around in the past couple of years, with many of its followers claiming significant weight loss. With any new, trendy diet claiming miraculous weight-loss, one starts to wonder what exactly is happening behind the curtain. The keto, or ketogenic, diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that claims to help the body shift its fuel source from carbs to fat. In the medical community it has been prescribed to patients with uncontrolled epilepsy to reduce the frequency of seizures, but other than that there is little conclusive evidence to other potential benefits.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments