By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor
Marvel Studios for ten years now has been setting and raising the bar for quality superhero films. But did you know that for the better part of twenty years, filmmaker M. Night Shymalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) has quietly but assuredly been building his own superhero cinematic universe?
It all started back in 2000 with a little comic book-inspired thriller called Unbreakable. The film starred Bruce Willis as a security guard whose midlife crisis involved discovering he was an impenetrable super-being and Samuel L. Jackson as his delicate arch-nemesis.
M. Night went on to carve out a very peculiar career in Hollywood, all the while questions flared about if and when he would return to the Unbreakable-verse. Then, 2016’s Split revealed itself to be at the very last moment to be that sequel.
Now, after 18 years, M. Night is bringing together the stars of both films in Glass to cap off his superhero trilogy. Entertainment Weekly dropped a handful of brand new images from the upcoming film. You can check them out below.
Glass hits theaters January 18, 2019.
The official synopsis for Glass reads:
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym 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.
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.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
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