These are tough times for the Breaking Bad fan. Even though it’s been three months since the show wrapped up its run, the TV landscape still has yet to serve up a worth successor to what was easily one of the best shows in history. Since the life and times of Walter White have come to an end, we’re left with a few choices. We can rewatch the show obsessively. We can scour Netflix for something to help dull the pain. Or we can pretend Bryan Cranston’s other projects are actually Breaking Bad tie-ins. Which brings us to the above mashup video where Walter White abandons cooking meth in favor of creating a monster the size of a skyscraper.
I love a good mashup, and I have to give the MTV News guys props for recognizing the whole “Walter White, Mad Scientist” potential that was lurking there in plain sight. Also, the “casting” of Elizabeth Olsen as White’s wife Skylar (played in the series by Anna Gunn) strikes me as exactly the sort of thing that would happen if Breaking Bad was real and Hollywood decided to make a movie out of it. They do love their May/December romances. Although, now that I think of it, it wouldn’t surprise me if Breaking Bad: The Movie inserted a giant monster just to “spice things up.” I mean, look what happened to poor old Battleship.
As far as Cranston’s real role in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake, we know he’s playing a character named Joe Brody, and that he’s one of the leads alongside Kick-Ass’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the aforementioned Olsen as Elle Brody — we’re guessing that’s the daughter of Cranston’s character, not his wife. (But you never know.) Back during Comic-Con he told Extra that Brody is “a P.h.D. scientist at a nuclear power plant, and he’s the one who discovers the anomaly of the sonar readings.” And of course we all know “anomaly” is just a polite way of saying “giant fucking monster.”
Godzilla is set to stomp into theaters next summer, on July 20, 2014. And hey, Godzilla, if I could put in a request: tread lightly.