Considered a sequel to Split or a long awaited follow up to the smash hit 2000 feature Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan's new movie Glass will finally bring his franchise together under one banner. This is a title in production right now as the stars of the show in Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy have been kitted out around town as a handful of press agents have managed to score a sneak peak.
Progress no further if you don't want any spoilers for this picture, although it will be some time away with a US wider release slated for January 18, 2019. What we can glean from the short amount of footage and images showcased is that Blumhouse will be true to their world to deliver a blockbuster that is low of budget but big in tension.
The Unstoppable Beast vs. The Unbreakable Bruce
James on the set of Glass 💪🌟 (❗kind of spoiler) pic.twitter.com/9X75NO7xcq
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Sporting the same large green trench coat he did 17 years prior, Willis' David Dunn is seen fighting against McAvoy's Beast persona besides a black vehicle in broad daylight. The Scotsman portrayed Kevin Wendell Crumb in Shyamalan's 2016 thriller, although the figure would suffer from a severe case of dissociative identity disorder (DID) to splinter off into different characters.
The worst of which would be The Beast, the 24th different alteration that Crumb would take on and by far the deadliest. At the ending credits of Split, Dunn was seen witnessing a news report about The Beast and the damage he had caused, building to a crossover that should be worth the wait.
It is difficult to deduce who exactly will have the upper hand in this encounter, with both men possessing incredible strength and an ability to quickly recover. Also, it is yet to be seen what role they play against the character who is intended to be the lead of the movie in Jackson's Elijah Price.
CC Back on the Scene as Superhero Battles His Antagonists
Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Coming in 2019 pic.twitter.com/i5fDQUUeEn
— Michael is ALL IN (@JokerCritic) November 10, 2017
As The Daily Mail got their hands on a number of set shots, we also know that Split's Anya Taylor-Joy will be back to reprise her role as Casey Cooke. She would end up being one of the lucky ones to escape the clutches of The Beast, but all might not be well for this upcoming installment.
Split's breakout success to score a box office hit of $276.9m was seen as a second coming of sorts for Shyamalan, and he has already expressed a degree of apprehension bringing two of his most iconic films together. Should this tease be any guide, the star power will be enough to bring out a flood of moviegoers in early 2019.