M. Night Shyamalan delivered one hell of a twist at the end of Split when he revealed that the film occupied the same universe as his 2000 cult classic Unbreakable. Now those worlds will fully collide in Glass, which will bring back not only James McAvoy’s villainous Kevin Wendell Crumb, but also Bruce Willis’ heroic David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, aka. Mr. Glass.
Shyamalan and McAvoy tell EW that we’ll also be seeing more of Crumb’s other personalities along with some familiar faces:
“We get to spend some time with some new people that live inside Kevin,” McAvoy said. Those are not the only franchise returnees: Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah’s mom, and Spencer Treat Clark, who played David’s son, also make appearances. “[They] play a big role,” Shyamalan teased to EW.
As for how Sarah Paulson’s character fits into all of this, she’s the psychiatrist treating Crumb, Dunn, and Glass. “She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters,” says Shyamalan. “It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’”
Check out the first images from Glass below. The film opens January 18, 2019 and also stars Anya Taylor-Joy.
Here’s the official synopsis for Glass:
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.