Glass: New photos for M. Night Shyamalan's superhero sequel assemble online

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Jul 12, 2018, 12:44 PM EDT (Updated)

After 18 years, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is assembling the pieces of an original superhero cinematic universe that began with 2000's Unbreakable. The filmmaker surprised audiences when, at the end of 2017's Split, he included a cameo from Bruce Willis's David Dunn making a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price (aka "Mr. Glass"), confirming that both movies are set in the same reality.

A sequel, titled Glass, is set to debut in theaters in January 2019 and will include Dunn, who's got the power to detect crimes by touching people; Glass, an evil genius; and James McAvoy's Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with two dozen personalities in his head. With the film less than a year away, Entertainment Weekly has debuted a host of new production stills that depict the three main characters grouped together in some sort of insane asylum.

Since Dunn was eating in a diner as a free man at the end of Split, it's a mystery how he winds up in such a place, in the company of his arch-nemesis, Glass, and Crumb. Nevertheless, the title is a clever reference to the frail mental states of these individuals, or at least the way the rest of the world perceives their minds.

The rest of the images depict Glass, now grey-haired to accurately reflect the passage of time; Sarah Paulson's Dr. Ellie Staple, who will treat these characters who believe themselves to have superpowers; Anya Taylor-Joy's Casey Cooke reaching out to Crumb, the man who kidnapped her and two other girls in Split; and Shyamalan directing Willis behind-the-scenes.

Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019.

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