Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has finally answered the big Walter White question 3 years ago

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has finally answered the big Walter White question

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie arrives on Netflix on Friday 11 October, with the story picking up moments after the ending of the series, even though it has been over six years since the show actually ended.


All eyes are on Jesse Pinkman and his new world order: will he be constantly on the run? Has he just escaped the nazi frying pan and ended up in the FBI fire? Aaron Paul himself has answered some of the big questions in the lead-up to the movie's release, but kept the spoilers to an absolute minimum.

One of the biggest questions, of course, is whether Walter White will be involved in El Camino. Last we saw, Heisenberg wasn't doing so great, with a bullet hole and loads of police slowly surrounding him.

To that end, Vince Gilligan - the creator of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul - sat down Rich Eisen on his show to chat about the new project, which he wrote and directed, and gave up some surprisingly candid answers.

The host of the interview asked Gilligan directly, and surprisingly, Gilligan was very forthcoming about it: "Yeah, I’m gonna give you that one, Rich, because I love you so much. Yes, Walter White is dead. Yes."


So, there you have it.

Walter White is dead. RIP Walter White.

However, when the host followed up and asked if White may appear in El Camino, perhaps in the form of a flashback, Gilligan stayed quiet.

He stayed quiet, but still answered the question with his face, in the way that you ask your dog, who is covered in feathers, if he was the one who ate your pillows.


Check out the interview in full right below, and we've also had our thoughts on how El Camino can live up the incredible standard set by the show, which you can read right here.

Clip via The Rich Eisen Show