Bryan Cranston rejected Breaking Bad reunion

Bryan Cranston is casting doubts on a Breaking Bad reunion, saying if they do one now, when will they ever stop?

Breaking Bad reunion

“I am the one who knocks reunions!” Bryan Cranston says he was approached to do a Breaking Bad reunion, which would have coincided with the 15th anniversary of the show’s 2008 premiere, but rebuffed it, suggesting it could be a slippery slope.

In a new interview with GQ, Bryan Cranston said, “They wanted to do a Breaking Bad 15-year reunion…And I thought, ‘In a quick five years from now we’re going to do the 20 and then the 25, then the…’ It’s like, let’s not try to do too much.” Part of this seems to have to do with the reception and legacy of Breaking Bad, which is typically considered one of the greatest TV shows ever. And while Cranston won’t explicitly say where the show ranks, its status is undeniable. “I think it’s a little arrogant to step into that conversation…Let it be what it is.”

However, just because there may not be a Breaking Bad reunion doesn’t mean Bryan Cranston has no interest in revisiting another popular show of his, saying of sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, “I’m curious about that family 20 years later…What happened to them? Where are they? What are the kids doing? They’re grown men now.” Malcolm himself, Frankie Muniz, has also said he’d like to know what the clan (who was never given a last name) is up to, although he’d have to work it around his NASCAR schedule.

As such, it looks as if Breaking Bad fans will have to make do with the other reunions Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have been a part of, like turning up to reprise their roles for a final season episode of spinoff Better Call Saul (aptly titled “Breaking Bad”), not to mention a Super Bowl commercial for PopCorners. Cranston and Paul will share the screen again – although not as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman (we don’t think…) – as they will appear together in an upcoming episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, it won’t be for an episode called “The Gang Breaks Bad.”

Do you think there should be a Breaking Bad reunion? If so, how long should they wait? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: GQ

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