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Star Trek 3 Might Add Bryan Cranston As A Chilling Villain

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Bryan CranstonStar Trek 3 has had more than its share of problems already and they haven’t even put a single image on film (or, you know, whatever they use these days). Writer/director Roberto Orci stepped off after reports that he clashed with the Paramount Pictures execs over the direction of the franchise, but since then they’ve gradually pieced things together and it’s going to be interesting to say the least. Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin has taken over the reins, and series star Simon Pegg, who plays the rebooted version of Scotty, will co-write the script. Now it sounds like they might add one of the most badass living actors in a villain role, as well as a bunch of other potentially interesting characters.

According to Film Divider, the production is looking to cast a new antagonist who is supposed to be “Bryan Cranston-like.” While that’s intriguing, it’s not the potentially awesome part. The cool piece of this news is that not only do they want a Cranston-like figure, they want actual Bryan Cranston to play the part. There have even reportedly been talks between the two sides, and though there is no word on his reaction, that’s a prospect worth getting excited about.

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Godzilla’s Opening Credits Have A Breaking Bad Easter Egg

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Even though we thoroughly enjoyed Gareth Edwards’ recent Godzilla reboot (which you can now own on Blu-ray as of earlier this week), it is certainly an up and down affair. As far as the human side goes, the first act is just about all there is worth watching, and, until the end, the film simply muddles around not showing Godzilla. Still, monsters fighting monsters, it’s hard to go too wrong with that. One of the more inventive parts in a movie that is, frankly, not particularly inventive, is the opening credits sequence, and it contains a fun little Easter Egg that’s a nod to one of our favorite non-sci-fi shows (we do occasionally watch things that don’t involve robots, monsters, lasers, spaceships, or aliens, shocking I know, but we do enjoy it when our two worlds collide for a moment).

Building up to Godzilla, Bryan Cranston was a key component of the marketing strategy, despite the fact that he is only in the film for a short while. He, as an actor, is of course best known for his role on AMC’s hit meth-based drama Breaking Bad (which I’m finally watching, despite Seth Meyers spoiling the ending for me on the Emmys), and the opening credits of the film contain a fun little nod to that role. Watch the above video again and see if you catch it.