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Published On: Sun, Jul 15th, 2018

‘Glass’ preview: James McAvoy on details, earlier thoughts on a sequel and new photos

M. Night Shyamalan delivered to form with 2016’s Split, ripe with great twists and tie-in to his 2000 cult classic Unbreakable. Now the follow-up, Glass, will bring back James McAvoy as the villainous Kevin Wendell Crumb, but also Bruce Willis’ heroic David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, aka. Mr. Glass.

Shyamalan and McAvoy tell EW that fans will be seeing more of Crumb’s other personalities along with some familiar faces: “We get to spend some time with some new people that live inside Kevin,” McAvoy said.

On the returning cast, they matter too: Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah’s mom, and Spencer Treat Clark, who played David’s son, also make appearances. “[They] play a big role,” Shyamalan teased to EW.

As for how Sarah Paulson’s character fits into all of this, she’s the psychiatrist treating Crumb, Dunn, and Glass. “She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters,” says Shyamalan. “It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’”

Check out the first images from Glass below. The official synopsis is at the bottom.

McAvoy reflected on the initial conversations about Kevin and a possible sequel.

“We were chatting and he said, ‘Well, maybe if this one does well, we’ll do another one,’ ” McAvoy told EW. “I was like, ‘Really? We’re going to do a sequel to Split?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you know, bring back David and all that.’ And I was like, David?

Now it’s clear that The Sixth Sense director meant Willis’ David Dunn…that’s when McAvoy knew: “Oh, wait a minute…”

Also back is Anya Taylor-Joy, seen in one of the new pics, but little else is known about the role in the film.

Glass opens January 18, 2019.

Here’s the official synopsis for Glass:

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 SplitGlass 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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