Marvel: What Role Could ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Play within the MCU?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Aaron Paul might must face lifetime typecasting for taking part in Jesse Pinkman for 5 seasons on Breaking Bad. So far, he appears to be doing okay because of a brand new flip in Season three of Westworld. Even then, he can by no means do an interview with out having the Pinkman character introduced up.

Perhaps Paul wants one thing rather more dramatic to shake that compelling character persona. Some may even say he ought to go into a giant film franchise just like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as a profession reset.

Well, based on Paul himself, he actually has little interest in going into the MCU. While he by no means mentioned this explicitly, he does allude to it based mostly on some profession points he confronted after Breaking Bad ended.

As well-liked as Aaron Paul was, he confronted profession failures

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During the run of Breaking Bad, Paul notes in current interviews it appeared he was set for all times. Movie affords have been coming in from all instructions whereas on the present, initially positioning him for film stardom.

Unfortunately, the flicks he selected to do flopped on the field workplace within the speedy post-Breaking Bad timeframe. The first of those was Need for Speed, a movie a little bit too near being a Fast & Furious knockoff.

He adopted it up by showing in a failed biblical epic: Exodus: Gods and Kings, directed by Ridley Scott. Then he went into streaming with Hulu’s The Path, a present Paul has mentioned himself felt a bit confused within the narrative.

All of those failures wreaked havoc on his psyche. As he mentioned himself for Vulture final 12 months: “You do one commercial film that’s not the success they think it’s going to be and you’re damned.”

Aaron Paul’s deal with streaming and TV led to an epiphany

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After doing El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story final 12 months, the function of Pinkman was lastly given a full-circle that felt satisfying to Paul. He additionally began to appreciate his true area of interest was in all probability tv or streaming.

Experiencing these large failures in proposed franchise movies taught a helpful lesson in not putting all hopes on them. Disappointment on this enviornment got here when he additionally turned down a job in a giant movie that went on to turn out to be a serious hit, a movie he has by no means named.

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Paul elaborated on this in his Vulture interview above when noting he would quite do TV now than large franchise movies: “I can’t live with that pressure on me, nor will I. I’m happy”.

Knowing this implies MCU followers can in all probability count on him to by no means play a superhero or villain for Marvel as some followers needed. Quite a lot of Reddit threads have been began over time wanting it to be true.

Should Aaron Paul keep away from the MCU?

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Six years in the past, followers on Reddit began a thread asking the place Aaron Paul might be positioned within the MCU. Some followers responded by saying he may play The Hood based mostly on the persona he set enjoying Pinkman.

Others thought he may play Iron Fist, and even (oddly) Iron Man himself. Only The Hood appeared essentially the most life like. Regardless, the MCU will possible by no means persuade Paul to hitch their internal circle.

No doubt they could strive, although, particularly if they begin waving large checks. Working on TV nonetheless solely pays half as a lot because the MCU does, if maybe latter being a chilling recruitment technique. 

In the meantime, Paul actually stood out enjoying the troubled Caleb Nichols on Westworld. Paul saying how pleased he’s now ought to imply the whole lot on this planet of showbiz when cash definitely by no means buys happiness. Then once more, when time passes, possibly his philosophy on that might be forcibly modified.

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