Yep. Lots of little callbacks and clues, here. Looks like Jesse’s sitting in the abandoned White house around 1:20, too.
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I’m very happy to see this finally happening. Gilligan has been wondering aloud for years about whatever became of Jesse. “Felina” was a fantastic series finale, and brought Walt’s story to a proper end, along with an ending to his relationship with Jesse. And Jesse’s emotionally-charged escape from the neo-Nazi compound in Todd’s El Camino was a proper emotional ending for his arc. An emotional ending, yes, but not an ending ending.
The BREAKING BAD universe has always been about consequences, and exploring the impact of the events of BREAKING BAD on Jesse and his life fits right in with that. People have speculated that he’d skip town, go to see Brock, or become a bush pilot in New Zealand (...where they filmed LORD OF THE RINGS, yo!), but the movie is clearly diving into the grim, logical reality of the situation: Jesse’s life has totally been destroyed, and he’s bound to be the subject of a major manhunt, both due to his association with the now-deceased Walter White, and his presence at the neo-Nazi compound when Jack and the rest were killed by Walt’s M60.
With any luck, we’ll also get a glimpse at what’s become of the various broken characters that BB left behind. What’s become of the orphaned Brock Cantillo? Did Skyler White manage to cut a deal with the feds, as Walt had hoped? Did anyone ever retrieve Huell from the motel where he was waiting for Hank and Gomez?
...and there’s also a guy named “Gene” working at a Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska. Will he factor in, somehow?
A lot of this will come down to chronology, I suspect. It’s been six years in real time since the show ended, but the movie may take place very shortly after the finale, which was set on September 7, 2010 (Walt’s 52nd birthday, and exactly two years after the pilot).
At the very least, it’s been reported that we’ll be seeing other BB characters in the movie. It’s just a matter of who and when. I have a feeling they won’t be validating the fan theory by revealing that Walt didn’t actually die from his gunshot wound, but we’ll see. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Bryan Cranston appeared in some form, most likely a dream or flashback.