Before we see Glass, there was 2017’s Split and before Split, there was Unbreakable, a superhero film from director M.Night Shyamalan. Fresh off his Oscar nominated masterpiece The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan gave us a superhero film like no other. By like no other, I mean a more dramatic take on the genre without a bunch of CGI filling up the screen. Starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, the film followed David Dunn (Willis), a security guard who discovers he possess superhuman abilities with the aid of a disabled comic book fanatic Elijah Price (Jackson) AKA Mr. Glass.
17 years after Unbreakable‘s release and after a slew of s–ty Shyamalan films, we got Split which was a pretty good thriller. The film revolves around James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 23 distinct personalities as he kidnaps three teenage girls in an attempt to sacrifice them to an impending 24th personality, the Beast. Near the end, the film was revealed to be a sequel to Unbreakable which was awesome and we’re going to get the third installment pretty soon with Glass. Kevin was a beast (no pun intended) and we’re finally going to see these three characters on screen together but apparently he could have appeared much sooner… much, much sooner.
Speaking with Vulture, Shyamalan was asked on the point in which he knew Split would be a sequel to Unbreakable. Shyamalan revealed that it was always the plan and that Kevin was intended to appear in Unbreakable. He said:
“That was always the idea. Originally Unbreakable and Split were together. David and the Horde bump into each other at the train station, and David follows him.”
Damn, that’s an interesting piece of information. With how Shyamalan intended it all to be, we can expect something interesting from Glass. Let’s just hope the film delivers.