In a Super Bowl ad, Bryan Cranston reprises his role as Walter White
Walter White is back. Bryan Cranston, star of Breaking Bad, reprises the role of the enduring character in a brand-new PopCorners Super Bowl commercial. Cranston played Walter White for the entire five-season run of Breaking Bad. A high school chemistry teacher named White finds out he has stage-three lung cancer in the crime drama. With his former pupil Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), White quits his job as a teacher and resolves to make crystal meth, sell it to cover his medical expenses, and give the proceeds to his family before he passes away. White takes on the alias “Heisenberg” along the route to navigate the criminal underground.
The upcoming Super Bowl commercial featuring Cranston’s return as Walter White was tweeted about by the crisps company PopCorners. Cranston appears in the picture dressed in his recognizable Heisenberg garb, complete with trademark hat, and comically carrying a bag of PopCorners crisps. There is no information currently available regarding the specific plot of the advertisement or whether additional Breaking Bad characters, including Jesse and Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), would accompany Walter. Look at the notification below:
How Bryan Cranston Might Play Walter White Once More
Felina, the season finale of Breaking Bad, debuted in 2013. With Walter White/death and Heisenberg’s as Jesse fled, the episode ended his protracted tenure as a drug kingpin on the show. Even though that marked Walter’s passing, the episode did not signal the end of the Breaking Bad world. Cranston has played the character twice after the conclusion of Breaking Bad: once in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and most recently in the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul. The next PopCorners commercial will be the actor’s third post-main-show appearance in the Walter White role.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a 2019 follow-up to the original series, picked up with Jesse on the run following the finale’s events. Vince Gilligan, the creator of the television series Breaking Bad, had the concept for the film when he was working on the series finale. In El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Paul returned as Jesse and reunited with Bryan Cranston’s Walter, who also appeared in a flashback.
In the Saul Goodman-focused spinoff series Better Call Saul, Cranston returned as Walter White. While Better Call Saul presented the prequel story of how the more innocent Jimmy McGill changed into the hardened Saul Goodman, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie did the opposite.
The PopCorners commercial features the reappearance of Bryan Cranston’s Heisenberg in a lighthearted departure from the established show canon. Following the series’ conclusion of the spinoff, social media users claimed that Better Call Saul had beaten Breaking Bad. The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, was fully aware of this view and stated that after Better Call Saul, he had no further plans to create anything else in the Breaking Bad world for fear of not receiving the same praise from critics and fans. However, Gus Fring actor Giancarlo Esposito has expressed interest in further exploring Gus’ rise to power in a Breaking Bad spinoff, which may include a final canon Walter White visit. This information doesn’t speak well for Cranston making another Walter White comeback in the future.