Glass forms the third part of M. Night Shyamalan's trilogy of superhero thrillers which started with Unbreakable, starring Samuel. L. Jackson and Bruce Willis back in 2000. To the surprise of everyone, Shyamalan followed this up in 2017 with Split, starring James McAvoy. Now Shyamalan brings us Glass, which will see David Dunn, Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, and Kevin Wendall Crumb/The Beast sharing a screen.
- Release Date: January 18, 2019
- Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor Joy
- Director: M. Night Shyamalan
- Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Shyamalan's Most Popular Characters Unite In Glass
Glass serves as the third installment of M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable trilogy. At the end of Split, we saw David Dunn (Bruce Willis) passing comment on a news item concerning Kevin Wendall Crumb/The Beast's multiple personalities, confirming that he and Elijah Price exist within the same universe as Kevin. Quite soon after, Shyamalan announced plans for Glass, and confirmed that Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy will all star. Anya Taylor Joy will also return as Casey Cooke, the young girl imprisoned by Kevin.
At the end of Split, she was asked if she wanted to return to living with her uncle, who had sexually abused her, and she hesitated. First look photos have revealed that Casey visits Kevin in a secure hospital, and seems pretty familiar with him. Joining the franchise is Sarah Paulson as the Doctor tasked with the difficult job of trying to help Kevin, Mr. Glass, and David.
Who Are The Villains?
Those familiar with Unbreakable and Split will realize that defining who the villains are in Glass is not going to be easy. Elijah Price, we know, is insane. In fact, he's currently incarcerated in a secure mental unit for the criminally insane after being charged with counts of murder and terrorism. David Dunn, also, is very misguided, having believed Elijah's story that he could be a comic book superhero. Finally, there's Kevin, who suffers from DID (dissociative identity disorder) and is host to multiple personalities including The Beast. All three men have mental health issues, but equally, all three have carried out horrific crimes for which they should surely be punished? So, are any or all of them the villains in Glass, or are the villains the doctors who want to keep these men locked away?
Glass Synopsis Teases David Dunn vs. Kevin Wendall Crumb
The exact plot details for Glass are still relatively vague, but there is an official synopsis which reads as follows:
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.
By all accounts, then, it seems as though we can expect hostility between all three men, and most definitely between Willis and McAvoy's characters, with Jackson playing the puppeteer. Glass footage shown earlier this year at CinemaCon reveals there will be the inevitable jail-break, giving Willis and McAvoy the chance to showcase their superhero skillset.
Read More: Why Is David Dunn Locked Up With Mr. Glass?
The Glass Trailer Will Be Released Very Soon
The first full trailer for Glass will be released at San Diego Comic-Con, during the Glass panel on Friday, and will be online shortly afterward. This trailer release has been preceded by short teases of the main characters, including The Beast and David Dunn.
There Is A Teaser Poster For Glass
There is a teaser poster for Glass, one that focuses on the three main characters locked away. It's likely that another will debut alongside the trailer at SDCC.
M. Night Shyamalan Is Writing and Directing Glass
Split saw M. Night Shyamalan returning to the top of the horror genre after a series of lackluster movies; the director and writer delivered a powerful, gripping movie that saw McAvoy giving one of his best performances to date. Naturally, Shyamalan is back to both write and direct Glass, a project he started working on almost as soon as audiences saw Willis' cameo. He knows these characters inside and out, so it's not surprising that anticipation is very high for Glass.
- Glass (2019) release date: Jan 18, 2019