Sometimes when you see a movie you know there is going to be a sequel on the way. It could be how they set everything up and left much more story to tell. It could be because of the immense success that it received from fans, critics, and at the box office. Or it could be because it’s a part of a specific “universe” that is known for these sort of things. Then there are the movies with sequels that you never saw coming, and you don’t even get them until years later. One film that fits the latter is M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable.
Not only did we not see the sequel coming prior to it hitting theaters, we didn’t even know it was a sequel until the final scene of Split when Bruce Willis’ David Dunn is shown on the news, playing on a television at the diner. Shyamalan is known for his twist endings, but if it weren’t for the shock we all experienced at the hands of The Sixth Sense, Split‘s surprise would’ve taken the cake. Now, we know we’re getting the third of the trilogy, and it’s titled Glass, which fans of Unbreakable know is in reference to Samuel L. Jackson’s character Elijah “Mr. Glass” Price.
Glass is set to open in 2019 and is currently in post-production. While promotion for the film hasn’t started quite yet, Jackson is currently on a press tour for Incredibles 2, so naturally he’s going to get questions about other films he’s involved in. Outside of the hordes of inquiries he’s getting about Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, some reporters are asking about Glass as well. The film has been kept well under wraps, but Jackson seems extremely excited about the movie and one co-star’s performance specifically. During an interview with Collider, Jackson had this to say about James McAvoy:
“Watching somebody, you know, transform characters in front of your eyes and have an argument with four different people is pretty, pretty amazing.”
Anya Taylor-Joy has also praised Shyamalan’s work on the script. Taylor-Joy, who will reprise her role as Casey Cooke from Split, spoke about it during a HeyUGuys interview:
“I think we all are very aware that we’re making something really special. M. Night’s done just such an incredible job with the script, that we’re all coming in and elevating our performances every single day. It’s just really fun!”