Remember the beginning of October? Leaves were starting to fall, a nip took to the air, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and Split sequel, Glass, began shooting in Philly. Well, those days are over. The leaves have all fallen, winter is here, and Glass is a wrap.
That's according to Shyamalan and star Anya Taylor-Joy, who both socialized their excitement and appreciation (see below). Now we just have to wait until next winter to see the finished product – Jan. 18, 2019, to be exact. Nearly two years to the day since Split lit up theaters in 2016, and some 18 years after Unbreakable got this whole unlikely franchise train on track.
If you’ll recall, Unbreakable told the tale of reluctant superman David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and his more-than-game arch-nemesis, Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), who appeared to be quite committed when we last checked in on him in 2000.
In a seemingly separate universe, Split told the tale of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), aka Hedwig, Barry, Jade, Orwell, Heinrich, Patricia, Dennis, The Beast, and The Horde (among others), a superhuman with a dangerous appetite for high-school girls, particularly the one that got away, Casey Cooke (Taylor-Joy).
In typical Shyamalan fashion, Split featured a dandy of a twist, which revealed David Dunn watching news of The Beasts’ murderous misdeeds, recalling another oddly-monikered madman, Mr. Glass, thus situating all the main players in the same shared universe and causing instant internet hullaballoo.
Though details remain thin for the most part, the official synopsis does give us some idea of the fun to come:
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.
What do you think? Can you wait a year to find out what Glass’s secrets hold?