Revealed: This 1 Major Clue Proves That Walter White Will Appear in ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston
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We don’t have long to wait now. With each new trailer release, Breaking Bad fans are getting more keyed up over the highly anticipated movie, which will premiere on Netflix on October 11. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will document the aftermath of Jesse’s dramatic escape from the Nazi compound in the show’s series finale. Details on the movie are sparse, but we do know a couple of things.

The official synopsis for El Camino says: “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”

So far, the only confirmed Breaking Bad movie participants are Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Charles Barker (Skinny Pete), and Matt Jones (Badger). But now we just got a major clue that Breaking Bad fans could get exactly what they want: the return of the legendary Walter White.

Actor Jonathan Banks just dropped a major clue about ‘El Camino’

The 71st Annual Emmy Awards gave us more than just an intense new El Camino trailer to dissect. On the red carpet, actor Jonathan Banks, who played Mike Ehrmantraut in the series, also revealed one incredible clue about the Breaking Bad movie.

When asked by ET Canada if he was involved in the El Camino movie, Jonathan Banks said, “Yes. They’ll hit me in the head for saying this, but yes. Why not? None of those guys hit very hard anyway.”

This revelation is significant because the character of Mike Ehrmantraut was killed in Season 5 of the show. Now that we know allegedly deceased characters could return, it opens the door wide open for Bryan Cranston (Walter White) to come back for the movie.

Is Walter White even dead?

Rumors of Walter White being involved in the Breaking Bad movie have been circulating ever since the movie was officially announced. It’s just hard for fans to picture any kind of Breaking Bad world without White’s involvement — even if he’s potentially deceased.

But remember there’s a chance that Walter White didn’t meet his ultimate demise in the series finale. We only see him collapsing onto the floor and appearing to be dead as the camera pans away. The implication is there, but fans should know by now that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is known for surprises.

In an appearance on NBC’s Today last year, Cranston admitted he’d “love” to be involved in the Breaking Bad movie.

Jesse Pinkman will be the focus of ‘El Camino’

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Movie producers made the right call keeping El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie shrouded in secrecy because that’s adding to the film’s allure. But one thing is clear: even if Walter White does appear in the form of a cameo or flashback, this movie will be focused on Jesse’s life, not Walter’s.

Just like the spinoff show Better Call Saul explores the psyche of Saul Goodman, this new Breaking Bad movie will hopefully take us on a deep dive into Jesse’s character and motivations, plus what happend for him in the future.

We cannot wait to find out more when the movie is released and to see Jonathan Banks reprise his role as Mike Ehrmantraut!