A new clip from M. Night Shyamalan's Glass shows off a few new personalities for James McAvoy's character Kevin Wendell Crumb. Glass is the third film in Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 Trilogy trilogy, following the events of both Unbreakable and Split, and reunites Bruce Willis' David Dunn with Samuel L. Jackson' Elijah Price (aka Mr. Glass), while also adding McAvoy's Kevin into the mix.
While Willis and Jackson were the main characters in the 2000 film Unbreakable, all eyes were on McAvoy in Split. Split was a surprise sequel to Unbreakable, with viewers suspicions being confirmed when Willis showed up during the mid-credits scene. Most fans had no idea of the connection prior to these final moments, which allowed McAvoy's character to remain in the spotlight throughout the whole movie. Kevin Wendell Crumb is a man who has 23 distinct personalities, and, near the end of the movie, a 24th personality emerges known as The Beast - essentially turning Kevin into a superhuman being. Now, some of the personalities from Split, as well as a few new ones, have been revealed in a new clip for Glass.
On YouTube, Fandango shared a new clip from Glass which depicts an encounter between Mr. Glass and Kevin Wendell Crumb. Part of this scene is seen in the trailers for Glass, which shows Mr. Glass using the lights to force different personalities to take over Kevin's body. The identity of Patricia is seen at the beginning of the clip, before Luke takes over, followed by a preacher, and eventually Hedwig. The full clip can be seen below:
While seeing Jackson and Willis on the big screen again will attract fans of Unbreakable, fans of Split will be excited to see new identities of McAvoy's character finally revealed. Only a handful of identities were seen in Split, but the names of his other personalities were seen on his computer screen near the end of the movie. Some of these identities will return for Glass, but it will be intriguing to see different identities and how they will shape Mr. Glass' working relationship with Kevin.
Given the popularity of Unbreakable and Split, the hype surrounding Glass is significant - evening making it onto Screen Rant's list of 2019's most-anticipated films. That said, though the film is likely to fill seats in theaters, early reviews for Glass have been less than great (Glass currently holds a "rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes). Nevertheless, fans will likely ignore negative reviews in favor of witnessing how the long-running trilogy ultimately concludes.
- Glass (2019) release date: Jan 18, 2019