Jonesing for another hit of “Breaking Bad”?
Just two days after tantalizing audiences with a teaser for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” Netflix finally dropped the film’s first full-length trailer.
The two-minute preview doesn’t disclose many more details than the previous teasers — but it does serve to ratchet up the tension to Himalayan heights. (Especially after a key cast member was leaked; but more on that later.)
The new clip features a more solemn Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) — now sporting the same shorn head as his former meth mentor Walter White (Bryan Cranston) — on the run.
Maybe he’s fleeing an unknown force in the aftermath of the series’ finale: possibly the feds, drug cartels, friends of the neo-Nazis Heisenberg gunned down … or maybe all three.
Pinkman soon reunites with his fellow “methsketeers,” Badger and Skinny Pete (returning cast members Matt L. Jones and Charles Baker). The trio is seen digging a hole in the desert — perhaps another one of Walter White’s secret money stashes? — and facing off with an unknown figure in a hallway.
“You ready?” growls a gravelly voice from the darkness. “Yeah,” replies Pinkman before the screen fades to black.
It’s unclear who the mystery character is, and creator-director Vince Gilligan has been notoriously mum on details, telling the Hollywood Reporter, “I don’t want to open my Christmas presents a week and a half before Christmas.”
But the trailer drop comes directly on the heels of a major character leak.
Jonathan Banks let slip on the 2019 Emmys red carpet that he reprised his key role as cop-turned-cartel enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut, which he played in both “Breaking Bad” and the spinoff series “Better Call Saul.”
“They’ll hit me in the head for saying this, but yes. Why not? None of those guys hit very hard anyway,” the actor told ET Canada.
Ehrmantraut will appear alongside 12 other original characters from the series, including the aforementioned Badger and Skinny Pete.
How Gilligan will squeeze Banks’ character into the plot is anyone’s guess, as Ehrmantraut was killed by Walter in the final season of the show. (Although if he is able to resurrect him, that opens the door for Walter White’s return!)
And seeing how Aaron Paul trusts director Gilligan so much “he’d follow him into a fire,” we surmise it’ll be good.
“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” debuts on Netflix at 3 a.m. Oct. 11 and in theaters in 68 cities, before heading to AMC in early 2020.