In July final yr, followers the world over had been shocked to listen to that Bob Odenkirk was all of a sudden preventing for his life, having suffered a coronary heart assault on the set of Higher Name Saul. However months later, he’s doing properly – so properly, in truth, that he’s positing a return to simply his most high-octane character. Talking to Empire in a serious new interview, Odenkirk says that he’s able to step again into the footwear of No one’s gun-toting, ass-kicking murderer Hutch – a supposed quiet household man who gleefully returns to a lifetime of cracking skulls, proving greater than a match for the Russian mob. “Let’s make No one 2,” he says, “and I’m going to kick extra ass than I ever have.”
When Empire spoke to Odenkirk, he was in Albuquerque in his final days of taking part in Saul Goodman (or, Slippin’ Jimmy) within the last season of Breaking Dangerous spin-off Higher Name Saul. Manufacturing on the concluding run of episodes was delayed when Odenkirk collapsed in entrance of his fellow actors final summer season. “I’m good,” he tells Empire of his present well being. “I used to be very, very fortunate in that I had a coronary heart assault close to my co-stars. I didn’t go to my trailer, and likewise we weren’t on location. If we’d been on location, I most likely wouldn’t be right here speaking to you. If I’d gone to my trailer, I wouldn’t be right here speaking to you proper now.”
Because it turned out, a plaque build-up within the so-called ‘widow-maker’ artery that Odenkirk had beforehand identified about was way more superior than he knew. Now that it’s been cleared, he’s again in enterprise. “Within the morning, they did the surgical procedure at Presbyterian Hospital right here,” he says. “They’ve great coronary heart surgeons right here, one of the best on this planet, and so they did a fucking superb job. They blew out the plaque and put in stents and I’m doing nice.”
Nice sufficient, he says, to advocate for that No one sequel. Odenkirk confirms there has “completely” been speak of a follow-up, although an official affirmation is but to be confirmed. “We’re engaged on making that occur,” he says. “Common has been very upbeat and welcoming. Derek [Kolstad, screenwriter] and I’ve talked story. It’s not a positive factor but, however we’re engaged on it. I believe the indicators level to sure.” Frankly, it’s simply good to have Odenkirk nonetheless with us. But when he’s up for a No one sequel, and if the studio is ready to make that occur, then it’s kitty-cat bracelets throughout.
Learn Empire’s full Bob Odenkirk interview within the Moon Knight concern – speaking his tumultuous yr, the ultimate season of Saul and way more. Discover a copy on newsstands from Thursday 17 February, or pre-order on-line right here.