Glass, which is set to arrive in theaters January 2019, serves as a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. M. Night Shyamalan is finally revisiting the world he created back in 2001. But will this world end with a trilogy, or is there more to these characters and this universe coming our way in the future? If James McAvoy gets his way, then future installments will happen.
“I can’t speak for Night,” McAvoy shared with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of more sequels. “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.”
In Split, McAvoy played Kevin Crumb, a man with a fractured psyche who kidnapped young girls to sacrifice to his deadly identity of “The Beast.” More than merely being a violent element of his mind, The Beast displayed superhuman strength and resiliency.
McAvoy might be excited for more films in the shared universe, but Shyamalan himself doesn’t want to build too much hope for more installments.
“How about I avoid that question altogether?” the filmmaker joked when asked about sequels. “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.”
Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019.