M. Night Shyamalan's Glass casts two key Unbreakable actors

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Sep 21, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable sequel, Glass, is including two interesting facets with the addition of a pair of integral actors from the 2000 superhero origin film.

Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard have joined the cast of this highly-anticipated follow-up to Unbreakable, the somber fantasy flick that was due to be the first film in a trilogy, but failed to ignite the box office like Shyamalan's 1999 hit, The Sixth Sense.

Clark, now 29, will reprise his performance as Joseph, the sensitive son of Bruce Willis' David Dunn and Robin Wright's Audrey Dunn. His character was instrumental in encouraging his father into embracing and acknowledging his extra-human powers, believing in his hero dad's destiny, even to the point of trying to shoot him with a revolver to prove it. Whether or not he's inherited some of his pop's superpowers remains to be seen, but odds are he may have his own latent abilities surfacing.

Woodard played the sympathetic mother (her name was never mentioned) of Samuel L. Jackson's fragile Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, the disaster-orchestrating villain and comic book art dealer in Unbreakable. Her tender support of her accident-prone child is one of the highlights of the film, and gave a gentle depth to the character, even if it was a stretch seeing her age 40 years with just a bit of grey hair dye in the final scenes. Whether she'll be seen in flashbacks or in current scenes remains to be revealed, but her actual age in the timeline would be close to 80, if followed.

As cameras begin to roll in October for a planned January 18, 2019 release, Glass will merge the characters of Shyamalan's 2016 psychological thriller, Split, with those of 2000's Unbreakable, creating its own superhero mini-universe. Willis and Jackson will unite with Split's Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy, who will inhabit, “The Beast.”

Here's the latest plot synopsis:

“Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.”

What are your thoughts on Clark and Woodard lending their talents to M. Night Shyamalan's Glass? And how do you see their characters emerging as part of the plot?

(via Coming Soon)