Bob Odenkirk Trains ‘Multiple Times A Week,’ Wants To Make Jackie Chan-Style Action Movies

“Breaking Bad” followers had been unhappy to see the prequel collection “Better Call Saul” come to an finish final month. However whereas Bob Odenkirk might have stated goodbye to the character of Saul Goodman, he may quickly be saying good day to a brand new profession as an motion star — and is already getting ready for it.

Odenkirk advised an viewers Thursday on the 2022 Venice Movie Pageant that he “wants to do more action,” based on Deadline. He definitely dipped his toes in these waters with 2021′s “Nobody,” a thriller by director Ilya Naishuller that turned Odenkirk right into a hitman.

“I was very surprised by Nobody,” the actor reportedly advised the viewers. “I had initiated that project because I had a feeling that the character I was developing in Better Call Saul was the kind of character you see in an action film. He has earnest desires and he was willing to sacrifice himself.”

Naishuller beforehand advised IndieWire that Odenkirk spent two years coaching for his function in “Nobody,” which allowed the director to shoot motion sequences in lengthy takes with out chopping — or the necessity for a stuntman. Naishuller advised the outlet that it was “a wonderful, wonderful place to be at for a director.”

“I still train multiple times a week and if I get my way you’re going to see me doing more action. I found the action sequences a great deal of fun and close to doing sketch comedy,” Deadline quoted Odenkirk as saying. “I love the early Jackie Chan films which had humour in them. I’d like to get that in in future.”

Whereas the death-defying stunt work and master-class choreography of the Hong Kong star is likely to be out of attain, Odenkirk advised The New York Times Journal in February that extra action-packed films are possible on the way in which — and that “Nobody” was impressed by two real-life break-ins.

“My hope is we get to do a trilogy, and he ends up with nothing,” Odenkirk advised the outlet of his character within the movie. “He destroys everything he loves.”

Odenkirk’s needs could also be fulfilled, as “Nobody” producer David Leitch advised Collider final month {that a} script for a sequel is already within the works.

“Everyone’s really excited about it,” stated Leitch, who additionally directed the 2022 motion movie “Bullet Train.”

“It’s almost like people like to see older people lose their shit,” Odenkirk stated Thursday. “Why does that seem to make sense to everyone? It’s funny.”