During the Universal Pictures presentation as CinemaCon, M. Night Shyamalan, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson came up on stage to present the very first footage from the upcoming film Glass! This is the sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, and this movie looks like it's going to be incredible! In fact, Glass is now one of my most anticipated films of 2019!
Before showing the footage, the filmmaker said, "In Spilt, I created the origin story for an anarchist that could be good or could be bad. The worlds of Unbreakable and Split finally collide in Glass." Paulson went on to add, "What if these real-life superheroes and supervillains are somehow locked up together? What could go wrong?"
Shyamalan went on to talk about how grounded in reality this movie is and says that it is "the first truly grounded comic book movie." He goes on to say:
“Eighteen years ago I had this idea: What if comic books were based on reality? I tried to tell the story of superheros in the real world with David Dunn. Then two years ago, I got another crazy notion: What if the afflictions and disorders that everyone in society thinks make a person bad were actually gifts? And I created the origin story for an anarchist who could be good or bad.”
The story that the film will tell is fascinating as we see David Dunn, Mr. Glass, and Kevin Crumb a.k.a The Beast in a psychiatric ward where Doctor Ellie Staple (Paulson) is treating them. Why? Because they all think they have superpowers!
The footage we saw starts out with Doctor Staple saying, "It's amazing to meet you, it is simply extraordinary." She focuses on individuals who believe they are superheroes. Sitting in the room with her are Kevin, Glass, and David and they are looking at her like she is the crazy one. She begins to talk to them about their pasts. David surviving the train and not being hurt, Glass' brittle bones, and Kevin's multiple personalities. They all talk about them and what they can do.
Glass says "And yet it is true. My bones break easily, I have 94 breaks in my life." The doctor, then points out that he has a super high IQ, which could be a superpower in itself. She goes on to tell Glass, "Some of you don’t die with bullets, some of you bend steel."
We see some quick shots in the trailer of The Beast holding a group of cheerleaders chained up in a basement. At one point Glass is talking to Kevin and he says that he wants to meet The Beast, and he thinks that the villains are teaming up with him. We also get a shot of David holding his iconic raincoat superhero costume.
We also got our first look at the return of Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the survivor at the end of Split. In the footage, we see her once again coming face to face with Kevin, who is very happy to see her. It looks like this meeting takes place in the hospital where all these characters are being held.
We also see a shot of The Beast throw someone and run through a field as he roars. The final part we saw is Mr. Glass being asked to introduce himself, in which he says, "First name, Mister. Last name, Glass."
There are a ton of cool shots in the trailer, but going from memory, it's hard to remember them all. Hopefully, the trailer will be released soon so you can all see it! One thing is for sure... Shyamalan is preparing to give us one hell of an unexpected twist at the end of this thing!
Glass premieres on January 18, 2019. I also included an image from the event below that gives you your first look at the three main characters coming together.