The 10-year reunion of “Breaking Bad” at Comic-Con began, as it had to, with another perfect mix of music and image.
Set to the propulsive electro-soul of Jungle’s “Happy Man,” a montage was shown on the big screens of Hall H to introduce the Thursday afternoon panel tracing Vince Gilligan’s beloved series from beginning to its Badfinger-scored conclusion. Whomever was responsible, the introduction honored its source material.
And while the 2013 conclusion of “Breaking Bad” doesn’t feel that long ago — especially as the show’s prequel companion piece “Better Call Saul” (whose panel, fittingly, preceded this one) continues excavating that world — the reunion still had a sense of recognizing old friends as cheers greeted each cast member (except Jonathan Banks, who was said to be sidelined with a knee issue). And, for the actors, the feeling was mutual.
“That kid just made 600 bucks,” Bill Burr, moderator, comic and “Breaking Bad’s” Kuby, cracked as the panel began. “That’s a SAG rule.”
And no, this was not the moment when Comic-Con broke the exclusive plans for a sequel to the beloved AMC drama. Instead, Gilligan talked about the continued merging of “Better Call Saul” into the timeline of its source material.
“You will not see Walt or Jesse in Season 4 [of ‘Better Call Saul’],” he told the crowd, adding he didn’t want to lead anyone along. But take heart: “I would suspect…
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