‘Glass’ Set Photo Shows Off Samuel L. Jackson’s Older Mr. Glass
By now, it’s no secret that Glass is the long-awaited sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable that was foreshadowed in this year’s Split, bringing back Bruce Willis’ indestructible hero and James McAvoy’s split-personality full of villains. Glass officially kicked off production about a month ago, and today we’re gifted with a new look at Willis’ comic-obsessed nemesis Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass.
The new look from the set shows that Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is still in his wheelchair, and he still has a thing for snazzy purple outfits.
Unbreakable served as an equally good villain origin tale as it was a superhero story, with Jackson’s Glass providing a weird, sinister mentor-turned-enemy for Willis to play off of. It was a fascinating deconstruction of the superhero genre way before superhero movies hit their heyday.
Glass will see the return of Willis’ David Dunn, now a bona-fide superhero, on the trail of the Beast, one of McAvoy’s many personalities obsessed with killing and wreaking all kinds of havoc. Because the title of this movie is Glass instead of Dunn or Beast, we can be pretty sure that Mr. Glass will feature heavily, perhaps orchestrating all kinds of stuff behind the scenes in true supervillain fashion. Here's the 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. 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.
Glass hits theaters January 18, 2019.
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