Unbreakable was way ahead of its time. Before the era of superhero films kicked off, it was one of few films who dared tackled something in the vein of a superhero film in a realistic context. As writer-director M. Night Shyamalan stated repeatedly, it was basically the first act of a superhero story.
But the film didn’t hide its comic book influences. In the flick, Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Mr. Glass, is a seller of comic book art, and grew up loving these characters that showed up on panels. Near the end of the film, when he was at his absolute lowest, he retreated into the depths of a local comic book shop.
It sounds like that shop is set to return in the upcoming sequel, Glass, as revealed by Star News Philly. The owner of the shop, Ontario St. Comics, Bill Fink spoke with the outlet, saying:
“Since we were part of the original movie, Unbreakable, when Samuel L. Jackson was here knocking comics off a rack from his wheelchair, I guess we were a natural choice since it’s a combined sequel between Unbreakable and Split. I guess they wanted to come back to some things from Unbreakable and pay homage or add a blast from the past to combine the two movies.”
“Obviously, we were up for it and we’re happy to be part of the new movie. We were supposed to be first, but then, due to scheduling conflicts, they moved us to last. So, we were the very last scene, on the very last day of shooting.”
As of right now, we don’t know what the context of the scene is in the shop. However, as this shop seems to have been a place for Glass to retreat in hard times, it would make sense that it would be used in a similar way for the film.
In an interesting sidenote, there was one change that the comic book shop had to make to their store in order to be suitable to film in:
“We had to remove our cardboard stand-up of Nick Fury. That would be weird to have a picture of Samuel L. Jackson as another character in the movie.”
Glass hits theaters January 18, 2019.
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SOURCE: Star News Philly