Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 19 years, there is literally no valid reason as to why you haven’t watched either Unbreakable (2000) or Split (2016). These creations came from the brain of the incredible M. Night Shyamalan, and it’s fair to say that they went down extremely well with fans. Yup, despite the 16-year gap between the first and second installment of this film series, we’re now more invested than ever – and we’re just in time. After all, if we reached out far enough, our fists would be able to smash against the Glass of the third movie. (See what we did there? We’re so funny). Anyway, here’s everything you need to know about Glass.
What’s it about?
As the third installment within this M. Night Shyamalan work of art, Glass follows directly on from the 2016 movie, Split. And when we say directly, we basically mean directly. If you cast your mind back to three years ago (erm, how has it already been three years?), you’ll remember that the second installment ends with a veeeeery dramatic end scene in a diner. As paying customers eat their pancakes and watch the news on the television screen above their heads, they listen to a story about Kevin (played by James McAvoy) and his multiple personalities. Of course, eating pancakes while watching the news isn’t that exciting to most, but what is exciting is that David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis) suddenly makes his appearance and speaks of a man called “Mr. Glass.” From what we know so far, this movie will follow both Kevin and David’s lives as they encounter the secrets that Mr. Glass holds within his grasp…
Who is in it?
Because Glass brings together both Unbreakable and Split, it also brings together the cast from each of these movies. From Unbreakable, we welcome Bruce Willis back as David Dunn, and we also get to wave a good day and hello to Mr. Glass himself, Samuel L. Jackson (AKA the legend). From Split, James McAvoy once again shows off his impeccable acting talent by becoming Kevin/Jade/Patricia/Orwell/Hedwig/20 other personalities. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Anya-Taylor Joy will also reprise her role as Casey Cooke, and she will be joined by some of the best actors in the business. These include Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlotte Woodard. I mean, does it get much better than that?
Why all the hype?
Of course, much of the hype surrounding Glass is thanks to the writer, director, and producer. Yep, M. Night Shyamalan has decided to once again do everything himself – and that’s never failed him before. Over the course of his career, Shyamalan has blessed us with some of the most iconic movies of all time, including The Sixth Sense, The Happening, She’s All That, and even Stuart Little! However, it’s fair to say that the hype is also totally real because it’s an installment we’ve been waiting for for what seems like yonks. Ever since Bruce Willis made his way to the diner, we’ve been waiting on tenterhooks. Those hooks are finally ready to give us the goods. What legends.
When is it out?
After years and years of waiting, we’ll finally get to learn more about the elusive Mr. Glass on January 18, 2019. What’s amazing about this is that the release date is the same for most countries around the world, which means that as long as you book your tickets ASAP, you won’t have to avoid any spoilers. We’ve got you covered, guys. You can thank us later.