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First trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass shatters SDCC 2018

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Jul 20, 2018

Superheroes are real and they're from Philly in the debut trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass.

Serving as a sequel to 2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split, the movie stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy as individuals with heightened abilities or, in the case of Jackson's character, intellect. 

Check out the first trailer, which was released today at San Diego Comic-Con:

The title of the film refers to Elijah Price (Jackson), who prefers to go by his supervillain name "Mr. Glass," due to the fact that he suffers from a rare condition that makes his bones extremely brittle. In Unbreakable, Price, a man obssessed with comic books, declared that David Dunn (Willis) was his archnemesis, and engineered a very deadly train crash to kick off their rivalry. Dunn has super strength and invulnerability, but can also sense people's crimes just by touching them. 

Completing the trio is Split's Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy), a man with two dozen personalities inside his head, including the Beast, an animal-like persona that is extremely strong, resilient, and ruthless. 

The trailer introduces us to Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), a therapist who specializes in a “growing field” of mental health: “people who believe they are superheroes.” Staple runs through the main trio and their apparent delusions. 

After that psychiatric set up, the trailer is much heavier on action, including shots of Dunn facing off against the Beast multiple times, and Crumb up to his habit of abducting young women, in this case a group of cheerleaders. And Mr. Glass himself? He would like to meet the Beast. 

“That sounds like the bad guys teaming up,” Mr. Glass says. 

Glass  -- also starring  Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, and Anya Taylor-Joy reprising her role of Casey Cooke from Split -- will be released in theaters Jan. 18, 2019. 

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