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Odenkirk is returning as Jimmy McGill in the fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' next month.
After the cult favourite series ‘Breaking Bad’ ended around five years ago, public appetite for the series was so big that it seems inevitable that its spin-off series, ‘Better Call Saul’, would also become a hit.
Not in the eyes of its star, Bob Odenkirk, however, who felt that the series was a “huge risk” and didn’t feel that the public would be interested in his character of Jimmy McGill, and his transformation into the morally questionable lawyer Saul Goodman of ‘Breaking Bad’.
“I always thought it was a huge risk, and all I wanted was them to do it for their own reasons, and not because I asked them to do it or pressured them to do it,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview this week. “So I basically backed off every single time it was suggested to me.”
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Bob Odenkirk is making his return to the role of Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul' season 4.
When 'Breaking Bad' came to an end on AMC, fans were sad to wave goodbye to Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and the chaotic world created by Vince Gilligan. Fortunately, they wouldn't have to wait too long to jump into the action once more, as it was announced there would be a spinoff series focusing on fan-favourite character, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).
Bob Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul'
Serving as a prequel to 'Breaking Bad', the show kicks off with Saul in his earlier days of working as a lawyer, back when he was known as Jimmy McGill. Through three seasons to-date, we've followed him on a journey that has seen him up against some major challenges, and now with his evolution into Saul Goodman almost complete, a fourth season is right around the corner.
Continue reading: Bob Odenkirk Teases 'Better Call Saul' Season 4
Following events in 'The Incredibles' whereby the Parr family defeated the supervillain Syndrome and his Omnidroid robot weapon, all five of them (yes, including baby Jack-Jack) are very much out of their initial superhero retirement.
The mother, Helen (Holly Hunter), otherwise known as Elastigirl, is dedicated to fighting crime, while her husband Bob (Craig T. Nelson), aka, Mr. Incredible stays at home to take care of the baby and the other kids, Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner). It's not such a tedious life for Bob in comparision to his wife though, because he gets to fully explore Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers.
But there's a new villain in town that needs the whole family, plus Bob's best superhero pal Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), to defeat them. The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) is brewing a nefarious scheme at his base, with the intention of exacting war against the world and destroying humankind forever.
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The actor doesn't want to "wreck" the film for fans.
Back in the director's chair for 'The Incredibles 2', Brad Bird looks set to deliver another exciting adventure for the superhero Parr family in a movie that picks up right where the original left off. Only a short teaser for the flick has been unveiled so far, but what that showcased was just how fast baby Jack-Jack was gaining super powers, shocking his parents in the process.
Bob Odenkirk isn't up for revealing all about his 'Incredibles' character
Earlier this year, it was revealed that along with the returning cast, Bob Odenkirk would be joining the slew of voice actors in an undisclosed role, and now he's been questioned on whether he'll be one of the around 25 new heroes making their way onto the screen, or a villain hoping to take the heroes down.
At a time when there's so much incertainty in the US political climate, a film like 'The Post' arrives to remind us all of the importance of whistle-blowers. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it follows the important decisions that a group of journalists had to make when they received the Pentagon Papers.
When the New York Times released a information of from a 7,000 page document on the involvement of the US in the Vietnam War, which included evidence that the Pentagon had been lying to the media and the public, The Washington Post were determined not to let it be swept under the carpet.
Editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and the Post's first ever female publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) are hellbent on obtaining the documents known as the Pentagon Papers so they can ultimately expose the government for the liars that they are. However, things take a dangerous turn when they release their own series of articles just weeks after The New York Times is forced to cease its own coverage of the scandal.
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The actor's character will be going through a major transformation.
As the prequel to the critically-acclaimed AMC series 'Breaking Bad', 'Better Call Saul' has seen some incredible success, following the story of down-on-his-luck lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk); the man that would go on to become the crooked lawyer all 'Breaking Bad' fans know as Saul Goodman.
Bob Odenkirk stars as Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman in AMC's 'Better Call Saul'
Through the three seasons that have aired to-date on AMC in the US and on Netflix across the globe, fans have seen McGill form an incredible bond with his colleague-turned-girlfriend Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and look after his brother Chuck (Michael McKean). He's been an incredibly loveable character and somebody you can root for, but that could all change as his transformation to Saul Goodman takes place.
Continue reading: Bob Odenkirk Will Miss Jimmy McGill In 'Better Call Saul'
Bob Odenkirk - 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th February 2016
Streaming service Netflix has picked up a sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ set to premiere in 2016
Bob Odenkirk may be best known as the slippery criminal lawyer from ‘Breaking Bad’ and its hit spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’, and David Cross for his role as ‘Arrested Development’s Tobias, but the actors are also regular collaborators who first worked together on ‘The Ben Stiller Show’.
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk
And now they’re bringing a four-episode comedy sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ to Netflix’s ever-expanding catalogue, Deadline reports. Each episode will be 30 minutes long, with a ‘making of’ special also planned.
Continue reading: Bob Odenkirk And David Cross Are Making A Comedy Show For Netflix
Bob Odenkirk was photographed signing autographs outside the GMA studios, following the highly anticipated premiere of 'Better Call Saul' on AMC on 8th February 2015.
'Better Call Saul' is going crazy in the Reddit world.
The Better Call Saul subreddit went ballistic following the season one premiere on Monday (February 9, 2015). Nearly 80,000 unique visitors flocked to the subreddit to share opinions on the Breaking Bad spin-off.
Bob Odenkirk plays lawyer Saul in AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul
The subreddit had been attracting under 1,000 unique visitors in the days and months leading up to the premiere. The Breaking Bad subreddit also saw a spike during the premiere, with more than 100,000 unique visitors.
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Bob Odenkirk shines in Vince Gilligan's new comedy-drama 'Better Call Saul'.
The first reviews for AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off comedy drama Better Call Saul are beginning to trickle in and acolytes of Bryan Cranston's Walter White will like what they read. Set six years earlier than the events in Breaking Bad, Saul focuses on Albuquerque lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odernkirk) and his various questionable legal exploits.
Bob Odenkirk [L] on the set of Better Call Saul with creator Vince Gilligan [R]
The series - which has already been green-lit for season 2 - will premiere on February 8, 2015, though some TV journalists have been treated to the first three episodes.
Continue reading: 'Better Call Saul': First Reviews Will Please 'Breaking Bad' Acolytes
Bob Odenkirk - Nebraska Screening at AFI Fest - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th November 2013
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