Way back in the early 2000s, M. Night Shyamalan (before he was put in director jail) wowed audiences with his follow-up to The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable. This film came before the proliferation of the comic book movie, and was a real grounded take on the overall concept.
It was an unexpected, low-key approach to comic book movies, and in the 15-plus years since it’s release, it’s only become more beloved by fans. They’d always been hungry for a sequel, and last year, that’s exactly what we got…sort of. Instead of a direct sequel, we got a standalone film that served as a backdoor sidequel to the original, with Bruce Willis popping in in the very last scene.
In the year-plus since, we’ve been eager to see what the film had to offer, and at CinemaCon, Shyamalan unveiled the first footage for Glass, which ComicBook.com describes as follows:
“It’s amazing to meet you, it is simply extraordinary,” a woman says. She is Doctor Ellie Staple. Her work surrounds a specific type of a delusion of grandeur. She specializes in those individuals who believe they are superheroes. Kevin Crumb, Glass, and Dunn are watching her skeptically. Glass looks down at a comic. David Dunn is seen on the train years ago. He has a vision when he touches people and believes he’s a super hero. Crumb’s many personalities come out. He has cheerleaders captive and promises the Beast is coming.
Glass rules, “And yet it is true. My bones break easily, I have 94 breaks in my life.” The doctor, however, points out how smart he is. Glass points out they don’t die with bullets and can bend steel. Comics flash by. A comic book store. Glass wants to meet the Beast, and he thinks the bad guys are teaming up within him. The Beast throws someone, runs through a field, and roars. “First name, Mister,” Glass says. “Last name, Glass.”
Can this culmination of Split and Unbreakable actually live up to fan expectations? Apparently, the initial footage seems promising.
Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019!
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