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New Glass footage finds James McAvoy getting beastly in Unbreakable sequel

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Jan 8, 2019, 12:01 PM EST (Updated)

Do real-life superheroes exist? Well the latest teaser for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, his highly anticipated backdoor sequel to Split and Unbreakable, aims to show they do — along with a pretty dangerous supervillain as shots of a savage and dastardly-looking James McAvoy can attest.

The TV spot dubbed "Superhuman" finds the shirtless and ripped actor reprising the role of Kevin Wendell Crumb, his psychotic genius character from the director's 2016 psychological horror hit who's got a major multiple personality disorder bursting inside his head.

And by the looks of things, his 24th personality better known as "The Beast" is looking to break free from the confines of the mental hospital that is housing him. He scales walls, crawls like Spider-Man on ceilings, shows off his super strength by tossing tables like candy and bending steel bars, and faces off against the police.

In the meantime, Crumb and his fellow patients also with unique superhuman abilities — Unbreakable's Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) and David Dunn (Bruce Willis) — are in major therapy with their psychiatrist, Dr. Ellie Staple, played by Sarah Paulson. She wants to believe in real-life superheroes but isn't convinced the trio has the powers Mr. Glass claims they have.

After Kevin goes on a murderous tear through the institution, as Dunn makes clear, he's the only one who can stop the mad man.

Needless to say, Bru Willy will have his work cut out for him.

Glass, which also co-stars Anya Taylor-Joy, is set for release on January 18.