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The world M. Night Shyamalan introduced in Unbreakable was expanded upon, without us initially even realizing it, in Split, and the two movies collide in next year’s Glass. But does the so-called Unbreakable Universe end there, or would Shyamalan like to delve even deeper into his grounded in reality, entirely original superhero movie universe?

Speaking with EW, both Shyamalan and star James McAvoy commented on the potential future of what McAvoy has perfectly dubbed the “Unsplittable” Cinematic Universe.

I can’t speak for Night… I would like there to be more,” McAvoy told the site. “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.”

Shyamalan, however, had a much different answer.

How about I avoid that question altogether? There’s no good answer to it,” said Shyamalan. “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.”

In Glass

“Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.”

Unbreakable‘s Samuel L. Jackson returns as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, while Bruce Willis reprises his role as the film’s hero, David Dunn, in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split that he’s describing as a “grounded comic book thriller”. The two characters collide with James McAvoy‘s “The Beast,” of course from Split

Sarah Paulson and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy also star.

Unbreakable star Spencer Treat Clark is back as Joseph Dunn, the son of Bruce Willis’ heroic character, while co-star Charlayne Woodard will again play Elijah Price’s mother.

Glass will arrive on January 18, 2019.


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