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– by Seth McDonald

As far as M. Night Shyamalan movies go, they’re pretty much a hit and miss for me. When they’re good, they’re really good, and when they’re bad, they’re not so good. Coming in with a different take on the cinematic shared universe, M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming 2019 film, Glass, will serve as a sequel to both his most recent hit, Split, and one of his older and most liked films, Unbreakable.

Shyamalan’s most recent film, Split, is one I would put in the good category, I enjoyed the film, and thought James McAvoy was excellent in his role. While the film was about a man with multiple personalities, perhaps the most shocking moment of the film was at the end, when Bruce Willis’ character from Unbreakable was revealed and in turn that both movies exist within the same universe. In speaking with Collider (via ScreenRant), Glass producer, Jason Blum, spoke about the upcoming film and did his best to explain where it resides as far as genre.

“Of course, it’s a kind of superhero movie, for sure. I do consider it that, yeah. It’s very different. I would say it’s not a Marvel movie, but a superhero movie.”

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While what he had to say on the film was somewhat vague, I have to say I like Blum’s comments. The cinematic world is currently heavily saturated with the big scale superhero films, not that I am complaining, but this will surely be a fresh take on the genre. The first film, Unbreakable (my personal Shyamalan favorite) told the tale of two extremes, one very fragile, and one, unbreakable, the latter of the two bringing in the superhero aspect. Seeing characters from Unbreakable and Split interact should prove to be interesting.

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Source: Screen Rant 

  • Mad Barchetta

    Given that we’re two movies into this “Shyamalan-iverse” I hope Mr. Blum doesn’t think this is some great revelation to us. We knew from Unbreakable that we weren’t talking about traditional super heroes. What I do like is that, by their very nature, these movies are small-scale and much more personal than pretty much any other super hero movie, except Logan or Deadpool. Even the powers exhibited are small scale.

    Maybe Blum is trying to reassure us that the next film won’t involve a portal spewing an alien army into Philadelphia, forcing a group of gifted individuals to work together to stop them.

  • Moby85

    So in other words it’s going to be like Unbreakable? That’s fine…

  • Victor Roa

    so it’s taken 17 years to get a sequel to Unbreakable…. wow. I sometimes feel I got more out of life from David Lynch’s antics then waiting for a sequel to a great set up to a super hero film. It’s like going to see Batman Begins and maybe getting Dark Knight 17 years later.

  • Behemothrex

    I agree that shamwow is hit or miss, but calling Unbreakable a superhero movie is a stretch, especially if you compare it to today’s fare. It was more like a character study about a dude that discovers he may have hidden strengths. I truly hope he keeps it on the small scale, no Beast running around jumping from building to building throwing helicopters or breaking open bank vaults. Give us some insight on how David’s been handling his abilities in the real world and then make it more a mind game.

    If you think about it David could have become the CEO of a major security firm with his ability to spot bad people, but obviously from the shot in the dinner he is still keeping it small.

    • Weresmurf

      “especially if you compare it to today’s fare.”

      But that’s the point isn’t it? Unbreakable was the precursor to a lot of todays fare. It paved the way for making a lot of todays superhero movies deeper, more character focused like it was rather than the shallow experiences they previously were.

      • J’Accuse

        Naw, it was just deconstruction of the Superhero genre which was insanely popular at the time. In that way it was kind of like Mystery Men.

        • Weresmurf

          Yes but at the time it was moreso a deconstruction of the superhero comic, less so the film itself. In a roundabout way, movies themselves have taken inspiration from Unbreakable and its ilk, with directors actually commenting on their movies saying they took inspiration from it.

          • J’Accuse

            You must watch the commentaries on DVDs.