Published On: Sat, Jul 21st, 2018

‘Glass’ trailer sets up James McAvoy’s Beast facing Bruce Willis’ David as Mr Glass pulls the strings

Fans finally get an official look at M. Night Shyamalan’s follow-up to Split, Glass, a direct tie-in to Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson both returning. The fill also got an exclusive SDCC Alex Ross poster, check it out at the bottom.

At SDCC, the Glass trailer begins with Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who specializes in delusions of grandeur, as she meets the film’s supposed superheroes. The union of these characters, and the focus on James McAvoy’s Kevin, creates a dynamic tension and interesting setup for the film.

Check out the film’s first full trailer below.

Speaking of Paulson, she and the cast spoke about filming Glass in an abandoned mental hospital — “Creepy, creepy, creepy,” said Jackson — and Paulson remembers it as the “coldest place that I’ve ever been in my life.”

“It was, like, a mile to the bathroom. We would sit in this place between takes without heat,” the actress laughed, admitting it was a good distraction from the pressures of acting opposite some of the most “iconic” characters in movie history.

“But pulling the stockings down for the peeing was not my favorite day, kids!”

Jackson talked about what drew him to reprise the role of Mr. Glass.

“I  just love the complexity of Elijah. I love that he has his mom who understands him and knows who he is. He’s an extremely strong character who has this fragile body. He has a belief that’s stronger than anything anyone can take from him. And he’s quiet. I actually play the same motherfucker all the time. I like the loud ones yes, but I also like to do a quiet one.”

Fans have long for a sequel to Unbreakable, which is very much a superhero movie but it sure wasn’t promoted like one back in 1998.

Despite the fact it kicked off by revealing just how popular comic books were during the late 90s, Shyamalan was forbidden from mentioning them during Unbreakable‘s marketing campaign.

“I remember when we were marketing the movie and they kept saying we can’t mention the word comic book or superheroes because it was too fringe,” the filmmaker explains. “They just kept saying we are going to avoid mentioning that in the marketing.”

As he then noted, things have changed!

Fans can thank Disney for the new film.

“I did a bunch of small movies and self-contained movies, but there was this little crumb from Unbreakable, and I took those pages out and so I did Split, and asked Disney if we could do a little twist at the end – with their character – and they were very gracious and then here we are,” Shyamalan revealed.

“This is something that we may never see again, when two studios own the IP on two properties come together to make a sequel that they both were on board with sharing.”

Willis wouldn’t say much about returning as David in Glass as he wanted to let the trailer speak for itself but it was revealed that the actor shot that scene in Split for nothing and came in as a favor to Shyamalan.

Also back is Anya Taylor-Joy, who co-starred with Mcvoy in Split. Charlayne Woodard, who played Elijah’s mom, and Spencer Treat Clark, who played David’s son, also make appearances.

Glass opens in theaters on January 18, 2019.


Here is the movie’s official synopsis:

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.

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