Just days after the Breaking Bad movie, El Camino, dropped on Netflix, news has emerged that one of its most legendary stars has sadly passed away.
Robert Forster who reprised his Breaking Bad role for the Netflix film, also starred in Quentin Tarantino's classic, Jackie Brown.
According to reports, the star died at home on the same day El Camino was released.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this hard time.
Read on to learn more about the actor's life and death, as well as El Camino.
The Breaking Bad movie dropped on Friday.The Breaking Bad movie is here, and fans all over the world are loving it. Back in August, Aaron Paul surprised everyone when he casually announced on his Twitter account that a movie had indeed been filmed and completed, and would be landing on Netflix on October 11th.
The movie has been titled El Camino.Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the sequel follows the life of Aaron Paul’s character, Jesse Pinkman, who is on the run from the FBI after they took down the infamous Heisenberg – otherwise known as Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston.
It was announced with a teaser trailer...
The movie follows on from Jesse's dramatic escape at the end of season 5...
The latest trailer for the movie was released last month...
The show's creator, Vince Gilligan, has opened up about the movie.
via: Getty“I didn’t really tell anybody about it, because I wasn’t sure I would ever do anything with it," Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I started thinking to myself, ‘What happened to Jesse?’ You see him driving away. And to my mind, he went off to a happy ending. But as the years progressed, I thought, ‘What did that ending — let’s just call it an ending, neither happy nor sad — what did it look like?'"
He knew he had to make a movie out of his idea.
via: GettyIt wasn't until 2018 that Gilligan finally started telling people about his idea, which was then being posited as a possible 5-minute short. He quickly realized, however, that he had a feature-length story to tell. “I always thought, ‘This thing, it looks like a movie. It doesn’t look like a show,'" he said.
But it's been a long wait...2013 was a long time ago, so even the most hardcore of Breaking Bad fans have been forced to rewatch the entire series to recap and prepare for the movie.
Basically, it's a lot to remember in a 6-year absence.So a swift recap is much needed for the movie, unless you've only just finished watching the series yourself.
Or, you may not need to rewatch the full thing...
via: YoutubeBecause Aaron Paul has expertly summarised the entire show, all in 2 minutes. How did the man do it?!
The recap happened on the Jimmy Kimmel Show...
via: YoutubeWhere Jimmy admits that he was going to give the audience his own Breaking Bad refresher... But if Aaron's there, he might as well do it, right?
Jimmy asks Aaron to "catch us up" on what happened in the show before the movie.
via: YoutubeAnd Aaron delivered. With a simple reply of "Sure," Aaron launched into a fast-paced, yet epic recount of what had happened throughout the full 5 seasons.
He wasted no time in getting straight to business.
via: Youtube"So, there's this chemistry teacher," Paul begins, "...Named Walt, who gets cancer. His wife, Skylar, is pregnant, and his son, Walt Junior, really loves breakfast." I miss the era of the "Walt Junior breakfast" internet memes...
The actor continues to describe the plot of the show.
via: Youtube"Walt starts cooking in order to pay for his medical bills with the help of his former student... Jesse." With this, Aaron points at himself and the crowd erupts into cheers.
The whole thing is simply incredible.
via: YoutubeBacked with some ominously creepy music, Aaron talks the crowd through how Walt and Jesse cook a lot, how Jesse says "B*TCH!" a lot, and how the pair kill a lot of people using science. Science, b*tch!
He hastily runs through the shows major plotlines...
via: YoutubeAaron recaps how Walt blew up the notorious drug-dealer, Tuco's, office with science, how Hank, Walt's brother-in-law DEA agent, is hunting the pair down throughout the full show, and even mentions Saul Goodman, their loveably corrupt lawyer. Oh, and he reminds everyone how Walt's sister-in-law, Marie, loves to wear purple.
It's a much less emotional version of the actual show...
via: YoutubeAaron runs (quite literally) through the "scary chicken man, Gus," "Danny Trejo's decapitated head on a turtle," how "Jessica Jones chokes on her own vomit," and how "her dad gets sad and crashes 2 planes into each other." Ouch.
Aaron continues to speed through major events from the show...
via: YoutubeWalt chucking a pizza onto a roof, a pink teddy bear with one eye, creepy Mexican murder twins, Skylar buying the carwash... I could go on.
If you're too lazy to rewatch the full show, or listen to me ramble on about it...You can watch Paul's expert recap here.
But now, the movie has finally landed.Paul was visibly very excited, and counted down the moment of the release on his Twitter account by very appropriately writing, "1-hour b*tch."
He continued to count down the minutes leading up to the release, and paid tribute to the show's creator, Vince Gilligan.He wrote, "30 minutes and the wait is over. Enjoy the ride. Love you Vince! You are a damn legend." With a blue crystal emoji, a bomb emoji, and a popcorn emoji.
However now for the sad news.Earlier today, the tragic news broke that Breaking Bad and El Camino star, Robert Forster, had died aged 78.
He died after a struggle with brain cancer.Forster was a seasoned actor who had starred in everything from Mulholland Drive to Twin Peaks, and even Charlie's Angels. His performance in Tarantino's, Jackie Brown, earned him an Oscar nomination. After a battle with brain cancer, Forster passed away on Friday - the same day as his final film, El Camino, was released on Netflix.
Forster played Ed Galbraith in Breaking Bad and El Camino.Forster played one of Breaking Bad's most terrifying stars, Ed Galbraith, infamously known as The Disappearer. Galbraith is a vacuum repair man, although on the side, he charges mass amounts of money for a clandestine service used to take criminals and give them entirely new lives and identities. Towards the end of the classic TV show, Walter White uses Galbraith's services to help him vanish.
Bryan Cranston led tributes to the acting legend.
I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him… https://t.co/QivbKuUFXI— Bryan Cranston (@Bryan Cranston)1570850726.0
I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. ‘A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator 40 years ago, and then again on BB. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob.
Jackie Brown co-star, Samuel L. Jackson, also paid tribute to him.
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@Samuel L. Jackson)1570854643.0
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!Heroes and Star Wars actor, Greg Grunberg commented:
A legend has left us. One of the best. I was so fortunate to be able to work with him on HEROES. ‘What a talent and what a beautiful person. #RIPRobertForster.