While El Camino just released last night on Netflix, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan already spoiled the ending to the story of Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman six years ago. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)
In an interview with GQ back in 2013, right after the Breaking Bad finale aired to critical acclaim, series creator Vince Gilligan was asked about the ambiguous nature of the ending of Jesse Pinkman’s story. He revealed that, in his mind, Jesse got to have a new life — something that’s reflected in the final scene with Aaron Paul in El Camino, down to the location where he relocates. However, Jesse Pinkman would have to evade the authorities before this.
Here’s what Vince Gilligan said about Aaron Paul’s character in that interview:
“My personal feeling is that he got away. But the most likely thing, as negative as this sounds, is that they’re going to find this kid’s fingerprints all over this lab and they’re going to find him within a day or a week or a month. And he’s still going to be on the hook for the murder of two federal agents. But yeah, even though that’s the most likely outcome, the way I see it is that he got away and got to Alaska, changed his name, and had a new life. You want that for the kid. He deserves it.”
This fate was actually foreshadowed in the Breaking Bad series finale, “Felina”, in which Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman had a daydream that he was a carpenter, before waking up to the harsh reality that he was still imprisoned in a Neo-Nazi camp, being forced to manufacture crystal meth. The final shot of Aaron Paul on the show was of him driving away to freedom, laughing hysterically as he escapes. The final shot of El Camino has a parallel to the ending of Breaking Bad, as Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman is last seen driving off to a new life in Alaska with satisfaction.
Here is Netflix’s official synopsis for Aaron Paul’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie:
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. Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wrote and directed the movie, which brings back familiar faces from the show’s universe such as Jesse’s friends Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) and Badger (Matt L. Jones).
Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie stars Aaron Paul, Charles Baker, Matt L. Jones, and Jonathan Banks. The film features multiple character appearances from Breaking Bad in cameo roles, and is the final film role of Robert Forster, who died the day that the film was released on Netflix.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie has been released on Netflix. The movie will also air on AMC at an unspecified date in the future.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton’s The Chief, Diane Guerrero’s Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade’s Cyborg, April Bowlby’s Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer’s Negative Man and Brendan Fraser’s Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking “Next”.
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.