M. Night Shyamalan is making a return to a universe this January with Glass. At the end of Split it was revealed that the horror/thriller movie we watching took place in the same universe as Unbreakable. Those two movies are merging with Glass which we got a first look at this week. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Shyamalan about whether or not he's going to make another movie in this series.
"How about I avoid that question altogether?" laughs the filmmaker. "There's no good answer to it. I mean, look, I have two new ideas for movies, so I want to write those. Glass is the only movie I've ever done that's related to another movie I've ever done. So, it's not a habit of mine. I like making up new things, and trying new colors, so that's probably the best answer. Where my sweet spot is, is thinking of a new kind of story each time and trying to make it as best I can, and seeing if it connects with the audience at that time."
As for James McAvoy he's more than willing to come into this universe again as long as it still feels fresh.
"I can't speak for Night," says the actor. "I would like there to be more. I think there's definitely the potential for more in terms of the roles that he's created and the rationalization for what a superhero or villain is. There's definitely room for more. But in terms of whether he would feel as fresh, I don't know."
The first footage for Glass was shown at CinemaCon in April but the first trailer is expected to drop during the Universal panel Friday afternoon in Hall H during Comic-Con International.
Summary: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.
Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Sarah Paulson. It will be released on January 18, 2019.