'Unbreakable'-'Split' sequel announced by M. Night Shyamalan

Apr 27, 2017, 02:14
'Unbreakable'-'Split' sequel announced by M. Night Shyamalan

Glass. The film is slated for a January 18, 2019 release and includes Willis' Dunn, Jackson's Mr. The upcoming followup is called Glass and will combine both the worlds and the casts of both films: Willis, Jackson, McAvoy, and his costar Anya Taylor-Joy have all signed on.

Here's how the director broke the news to the internet, which quite rightly went mad...

Jackson and Willis previously starred in "Unbreakable" in 2000.

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Shyamalan's Twitter announcement regarding Glass was huge, and packed everything you need to know about the upcoming Split/Unbreakable sequel into a few tweets. There was a long stretch between 2000's Unbreakable release and the premiere of Split in 2017, and there was no guarantee that audience's appetite for Shyamalan's particular brand of thriller would stay high.

He announced the news in a string of tweets, in which he said: "Okay".

In that same tweetstorm, Shyamalan also stated that it was "Always my dream to have both films collide in this third film", and now that dream is becoming reality. And that supervillain existed in the same world as Bruce Willis' superman character David Dunn, from Unbreakable.

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Also, some spoilers ahead if you haven't seen 2016's Split, which starred James McAvoy as a man with a serious case of multiple personality disorder. Shyamalan will once again team with Jason Blum, of Blumhouse Productions, and Universal Pictures.

The director has said in the past that McAvoy's character from Split was originally written for Unbreakable, but had to be cut from the movie.

Glass will pick up right where Split leaves off, with David chasing after Kevin's superhuman figure The Beast "in a series of escalating encounters".

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