At a time when cinematic universes are being forced on us left and right, M. Night Shyamalan‘s seems both effortless and organic. Back in 2000, Shyamalan put his own dark spin on the comic book superhero movie with Unbreakable, a film that predated a Hollywood trend by many years. In 2016’s Split, Shyamalan expanded upon that universe by adding a brand new villain to the mix, totally unbeknownst to any of us until he shocked us with a post-credits scene for the ages. Next year, Hero meets Villain meets Beast in Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known as Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Universe newcomer Sarah Paulson features heavily in the trailer, playing a psychiatrist who specializes in individuals who believe they are superheroes. Paulson’s character essentially re-introduces us to David Dunn, Kevin Wendell Crumb and Elijah Price, who ultimately collide when Crumb and Price decide to form an unholy alliance of evil.
Who’s gonna stop them? David Dunn and Casey Cooke, of course. Get ready to get super hyped, because this trailer is one of the best we’ve seen all year. Cannot. Wait.
Check out the trailer and brand new comic-themed poster art below.
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Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story” series).
Glass will shatter into theaters January 18, 2019.