At the end of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016), diner patrons sit fixated on a news broadcast when a surprising storyline connection is established: in a sly cameo appearance, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) mentions Mr. Glass, Samuel L. Jackson’s antagonistic character from Unbreakable (2001). The director had been in talks for years regarding a possible sequel to his 2001 mystery-thriller, but now he appears to be laying the groundwork for a trilogy, as Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy will reprise their roles from the Unbreakable universe in Shyamalan’s upcoming feature Glass. The film will focus primarily on Jackson’s Mr. Glass, possibly following his release from the mental institution he was placed in after his final speech to Dunn in Unbreakable.
Samuel L Jackson as Mr. Glass in Glass (2019)
— The Playlist 🎬 (@ThePlaylist) November 8, 2017
A recent tweet shows Samuel L. Jackson as the stylish Mr. Glass on the Glass set, decked out in his signature purple suit. The years spent inside the institution appear to have been unkind to the graying super-villain, which will make it all the more interesting to see how he interacts with those around him.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2001’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split—in one explosive, all-new comicbook thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within him, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with one of Kevin’s 23 personalities, the Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing 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.
Shyamalan shares producing duties with Jason Blum (who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal), Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider serves as executive producer.
Glass is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2019.