In Bryan Cranston's Reddit AMA, the actor says 'there has been some conversation' about a Malcolm in the Middle movie based on the TV series.

By Chancellor Agard
December 19, 2016 at 01:18 PM EST
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Bryan Cranston says a Malcolm in the Middle movie could happen.

On Sunday, Cranston participated in a Reddit AMA with James Franco to promote their new movie Why Him? During the Q&A, a fan asked when will the Malcolm in the Middle movie happen, and Cranston said that there has been talk of doing one.

“There has been some conversation about that,” wrote Cranston. “I don’t know if or when that could happen, I guess we have to gauge the temperament of the fans to see if it’s something they want. But maybe. It would be fun to play with all those people again.”

Malcolm in the Middle ran from 2000 to 2006 on Fox and starred Frankie Muniz as the titular Malcolm and the Breaking Bad star as his dorky father Hal. The sitcom’s cast also included Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield, and Erik Per Sullivan.

This isn’t the first time Cranston has said he would be open to reviving Hal for a feature film. In June, he told E! that he hopes it happens “for no other reason than that I miss those people like crazy and I stay in touch with them. The boys are doing great and Jane [Kaczmarek] is doing wonderfully and I’d love to.”

During the AMA, Franco also discussed what a Freaks and Geeks movie would look like. “Maybe for Freaks and Geeks it could be the 20 year high school reunion! I don’t know if my character would go to the reunion though. Maybe he just never left town,” said Franco.

Why Him? hits theaters Christmas Day.

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