Fans of “Breaking Bad” lamented the conclusion of the prequel series “Better Call Saul” last month. However, even though he may have bid goodbye to the role of Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk is already preparing for a new career as an action hero.
According to Deadline, Odenkirk stated to an audience on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival 2022 that he “wants to do more action.” With the thriller “Nobody,” directed by Ilya Naishuller in 2021, in which Odenkirk played a hitman, he most definitely put his toes in those waters.
The actor allegedly told the crowd, “I was quite startled by Nobody. “I started that project because I thought the Better Call Saul character I was creating was the kind of character you see in an action movie. He was prepared to give himself in order to fulfil his sincere objectives.
Odenkirk spent two years preparing for his “Nobody” part, according to a prior interview with Naishuller, which allowed the filmmaker to shoot action sequences in uninterrupted long takes without the need of a stuntman. It was “a beautiful, wonderful location to be at for a director,” Naishuller told the publication.
“I still work out several times a week, and if I have my way, you’ll see me taking more action. The action scenes were a lot of fun for me and reminded me a lot of sketch comedy, Odenkirk told Deadline. “I really enjoy the humorous early Jackie Chan movies. In the future, I’d want to include it.
Odenkirk said in February that additional action-packed films are probably on the horizon, and that “Nobody” was inspired by two real-life break-ins. However, the Hong Kong star’s death-defying stunt work and master-class choreography may be out of reach.