Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert.
Whether you want to call it a “twist” or simply a “reveal,” you can’t deny that it was pretty cool when M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, currently dominating the box office, turned out to be a film set in the same universe as 2000’s Unbreakable. We thought it was a horror film but it was actually more of a super-villain origin story, with hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) popping up at the end to let us know that Shyamalan had once again pulled a fast one on us. And given how well the film is doing in theaters, we can be pretty sure that Unbreakable 2 isn’t very far behind.
That big reveal? Turns out Shyamalan teased it several months ago.
As we spotted on Reddit, the poster for Split foreshadowed the film’s connection to Unbreakable long before any of us had any idea what Shyamalan was up to. The posters for both films feature a similar “broken glass” effect, and when you put the two side-by-side, the cracks line up perfectly in several spots. It’s pretty damn cool, and you can check out the side-by-side art below.
On a related note…
Writer Scott Wampler just wrote up a Split fan theory over on Birth. Movies. Death. that we wanted to bring to your attention. I’d rather you navigate over to the site and read the article for yourself than spoil all the fun right here, but for the sake of providing a little teaser, Wampler’s theory suggests that Split and Unbreakable have more in common than you may think.