– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This year saw the release of the surprise hit Split. Not only did this movie feature something of a tour de force performance from James McAvoy, but it was also a bit of a return to form for writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, who had faced years of ridicule from many film fans. After a handful or so of underwhelming-to-laughable films, Split was his second feature in a row that actually featured glimpses of the greatness we had witnessed early on in his career with films like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

And speaking of Unbreakable, the ending of Split revealed that the world established in the film is actually one and the same as the world shown in Unbreakable. For years, fans have been crying for a sequel to the Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson-starring film, and rather than going for a more traditional sequel, Shyamalan opted for this backdoor method, which has fans around the world completely excited for what’s to come next?

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What what is to come next? When the sequel, Glass, was announced to be hitting, we had a synopsis revealed, but in all actuality, it read more like a press release than it did a synopsis. Now we have another synopsis, and while it’s by no means in depth, it does have a couple other interesting aspects to it.

“From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.”

What we can gather from this is that Unbreakable’s Dunn and Split’s The Beast likely clash at at least a few different points throughout the film. This is instead of us spending an entire movie with Dunn hunting The Beast, only to confront him down the line. As it stands, it almost looks like their first meeting will be by accident, which will be interesting to see.

Of course, we can’t ignore the presence of Price, played by Samuel L. Jackson, who is the “orchestrator” behind everything.

Are you excited to see Glass? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.