Today, LRM had the chance to attend the Glass panel in the legendary Hall H in San Diego Comic-Con.
The panel started out with moderator Yvette Nicole Brown coming out on stage. Afterward, M. Night Shyamalan came out on stage. He reflected on the initial mixed reaction to Unbreakable and being disheartened. He was told back in the day that they couldn’t mention comic books in the marketing because it was “too fringe.” He recalled it being a weird moment and wondering if it could ever appeal to a broad audience. Oh, how things have changed.
Years later, he reflected on the Beast character originally being in Unbreakable script before he was ultimately pulled out. Split was eventually made, Disney allowed Bruce Willis’ character to be used at the end, and two studios agreed to let this happen.
He then discussed his favorite Comic-Con moment, where he ran into James McAvoy, and felt he was perfect for the role. Sadly, James McAvoy was sick and couldn’t be at the event.
Next up, Anya Taylor Join comes on stage, followed by Sarah Paulson and, of course, Bruce Willis. Last, but not least, Samuel L. Jackson.
Samuel L. Jackson discussed the complexity of Elijah, who is both very strong, yet fragile (at least in body). He has a belief stronger that no one can take from — and he’s quiet. “I usually have to play the same motherf**ker all the time.”
Willis teased a lot of secrets in Glass that have not been exposed, and that he can’t really say much of anything. But Bruce Willis did his moment “literally for nothing,” much to Jackson’s shock.
Sarah Paulson reflected shooting at a very cold abandoned mental hospital for the film, where there was no heat. She claims it was good for her brain, as it allowed her not to focus on panicking over working with such a great cast and crew.
Anya Taylor-Joy discussed the amazing nature of working with James McAvoy. She goes on to compliment Shyamalan writing “such a beautiful character” for her.
Before the lights dim for the footage, Shyamalan compliments the cast for allowing them to create such an intimate and small film, when they can go off and do anything.
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