- Aaron Paul’s Sudden Revelation
The sequel franchises have become a bit common nowadays. It takes careful planning and healthy ideas for proper making. Keeping in mind this thing, it makes a proper sense why Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, took around six years to carry out an idea he had after the show. The only thing that Gilligan did reveal for this idea to be executed successfully was that it just had to be perfect all along and nothing less. This was revealed by Aaron Paul himself, aka Jesse Pinkman, when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Gilligan did earlier say that the idea for the El Camino film stuck his mind during the shooting of the final episode of the series itself, but he decided at that point to keep it to himself rather than sharing. It was way back to 2018 while speaking to Aaron Paul regarding the tenth anniversary of Breaking Bad’s premiere that Gilligan threw the idea to him.
Gilligan spoke about it. He said, “He called me, I guess it’s been a couple of years now, and we were talking about some fun things we were going to do surrounding the ten-year anniversary of Breaking Bad — which is just so crazy to think about — but at the end of the call, he’s like, ‘I have this idea I want to run by you. What are your thoughts on maybe jumping into Jesse Pinkman again?’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ He’s like, ‘There’s just this idea I can’t stop thinking about, but I only want to do it if it’s perfect.’ I go, ‘Vince, I would follow you into a fire. Of course, I trust you.'”
Followed by this, Gilligan spent seven months writing the script of the same before getting in touch with Paul further. The film is the story of Jesse Pinkman after his escape from the compound at the end of the series. As Aaron Paul says, Gilligan couldn’t stop wondering and imagining what would Jesse Pinkman end up doing after he escaped and wanted to create a story on that.