Walter White is alive. Well, in the past he is, anyway. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said Bryan Cranston will be on Better Caul Saul one day, but he doesn't know exactly when.
Of course, any version of Walter White that shows up on his Saul Goodman spin-off won't be the Heisenberg viewers grew to simultaneously cheer for and despise. AMC's Better Call Saul is a prequel, taking place six years before Saul Goodman is even Saul Goodman, and before White lays waste to both his family and the barren New Mexico landscape.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Gilligan said, "It would be great to see Walter White on Better Caul Saul," adding that "it would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared." As for timing, he quipped that he had to be "coy," and although he'd love to see beloved Breaking Bad characters appear on the show, it'll only happen when their presence is "organic and fitting to the storytelling."
Cranston has potentially agreed to work on Better Call Saul in another capacity though — as he waits for his moment in front of the camera, he might be the one calling the shots from behind it for an episode. Gilligan said he "would love to see Bryan direct an episode," also adding that when the time comes to have him step in to act, "it would be easy to make him look younger."
Sounds like Gilligan is almost as eager as fans are to see a younger Walter White. It might not happen in Better Call Saul season 2, but Heisenberg is coming. Say his name.
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