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Jonathan Banks to reunite with Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul

01.27.2014by:

How can you have BETTER CALL SAUL without Mike Ehrmantraut?

You canít. So itís probably a good thing that Jonathan Banks is joining the BREAKING BAD prequel.

Mike, who we first come to know as Gustavo Fringís right hand man also served as Saulís private investigator, cleaner, and fixer. Iíd love to talk about some of my favorite Mike scenes but I know some of you are just now getting around to watching BREAKING BAD. I will say that Banks nails the character especially in his exchanges with Saul, who grates his nerves on more than one occasion.

The prequel will chronicle the days before Walter White sought after the council of Saulís special kind of expertise. I always thought it was funny that a shopping mall lawyer was so capable.

Currently, Odenkirk and Banks are the only ones signed on from the original BREAKING BAD cast. Series creator Vince Gilligan stated early on that he wanted Banks to return as a regular, and eventually, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston might make their way back. Huell is a shoe-in, right?

BETTER CALL SAUL is set to debut on AMC this November.

Source: Deadline

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9:44PM on 01/27/2014
More Burr please. Dude is my favorite comedian.

(UPDATE:) This article has inspired me to e-mail Bill @ the MMPodcast. Stay tuned Monday to see if he'll be back for Better Call Saul. Fingers crossed.
More Burr please. Dude is my favorite comedian.

(UPDATE:) This article has inspired me to e-mail Bill @ the MMPodcast. Stay tuned Monday to see if he'll be back for Better Call Saul. Fingers crossed.
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11:46PM on 01/27/2014
Anything Bill Burr is awesome!!
Anything Bill Burr is awesome!!
9:47PM on 01/27/2014
Holy. Mother. Fucking. Shit. YES!

Now just get back Lavell and Burr and we're set to go.
Holy. Mother. Fucking. Shit. YES!

Now just get back Lavell and Burr and we're set to go.
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10:58PM on 01/27/2014

YES

waiting for this....
waiting for this....
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10:02PM on 01/27/2014
Great news.

This guy is killing it on Community at the moment. Love his character.
Great news.

This guy is killing it on Community at the moment. Love his character.
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9:00AM on 01/28/2014
The last episode where the floor was lava, so funny.
The last episode where the floor was lava, so funny.
11:36AM on 01/28/2014
"When this game is over, I'm going to push you back".

This season of Community has been great and he's a big reason why.
"When this game is over, I'm going to push you back".

This season of Community has been great and he's a big reason why.
11:06PM on 01/27/2014

Does

This mean well see more of Gus? Since he was Gus right hand man, i would like to see more of his character and how he came to be. Maybe a spinoff of a spinoff ??
This mean well see more of Gus? Since he was Gus right hand man, i would like to see more of his character and how he came to be. Maybe a spinoff of a spinoff ??
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12:14PM on 01/28/2014

Community

Banks is killing it on Community right now. Love this guy!!!
Banks is killing it on Community right now. Love this guy!!!
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11:19AM on 01/28/2014
I'm still on the fence about this show. But this is great news and definitely put the show in a good direction.

If the show takes place before Saul meets Walter, I wonder how they'll use Cranston and Paul for cameos. Like would it be a throw away scene where Saul walks through a grocery store and bumps into Walter accidentally? Or perhaps he needs to bail a client out of a tight jam and goes to some crack dealers party, low and behold there's Jesse on the couch getting high?
I'm still on the fence about this show. But this is great news and definitely put the show in a good direction.

If the show takes place before Saul meets Walter, I wonder how they'll use Cranston and Paul for cameos. Like would it be a throw away scene where Saul walks through a grocery store and bumps into Walter accidentally? Or perhaps he needs to bail a client out of a tight jam and goes to some crack dealers party, low and behold there's Jesse on the couch getting high?
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9:52AM on 01/28/2014
I'm just glad Jonathan Banks is getting more work. Pre-Breaking Bad I was wondering what had happened to him. He's absolutely perfect as Mike.
I'm just glad Jonathan Banks is getting more work. Pre-Breaking Bad I was wondering what had happened to him. He's absolutely perfect as Mike.
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7:38AM on 01/28/2014
He really does remind me of Sylvester Stallone with his facial expressions.
He really does remind me of Sylvester Stallone with his facial expressions.
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6:00AM on 01/28/2014
great news =)
great news =)
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10:54PM on 01/27/2014
I was just watching some of Banks' older work in the so-so sci-fi series from the 80s, Otherworld:

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Where he plays Kommander Kroll.
I was just watching some of Banks' older work in the so-so sci-fi series from the 80s, Otherworld:

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Where he plays Kommander Kroll.
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9:00AM on 01/28/2014

** Spoiler.. dont read

So this means most or at least some of the story will take place before meeting Mr.White? We need cameo's by Billy Red Face too!
So this means most or at least some of the story will take place before meeting Mr.White? We need cameo's by Billy Red Face too!
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