If you haven’t seen M. Night Shyamalan’s Split by now, you probably ought to skip this until you have. But you’ve also probably already heard most of the discourse around that movie and its upcoming sequel, which means you probably already know that Split is actually something of a sequel to Shyamalan’s 2000 movie Unbreakable, and Glass is something of a sequel to both. Which is why it should come as no surprise that two more Unbreakable characters are being added to the mix in Glass.
After years of toying with and publicly teasing the possibility of a sequel to his 2000 film Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan is finally ready to pull the trigger. The director has officially set a return to his darkly subversive take on the superhero genre as his next project. The follow-up, titled Glass, will hit theaters in 2019 — and those are the basics. If you want to know more, you’re warned of potential SPOILERS for another Shyamalan film with connections to Unbreakable.
Split marked quite a comeback for a director whose name has lately been synonymous with huge disappointments. But by contrast, Split is a slick, thrilling superhero movie, and one of Shyamalan’s best in years. It’s still making waves at the box office and, riding off its success, the director already has a sequel planned that’s actually more like the third in a trilogy. If you haven’s seen Split yet, be aware that there are pretty major SPOILERS for the end of the movie from here on out.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is a strange kind of superhero movie of its own. James McAvoy’s character has a multiple personality disorder that manifests itself like a superpower, more like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing than how multiple personalities work in the real world. But this isn’t the director’s first foray into the superhero movie realm — and it’s not the last. Shyamalan announced that after Split, his next movie is going to be a sequel to his 2000 superhero flick Unbreakable. (This post contains some SPOILERS for Split, so if you don’t want those, then you’d better… split.)
Not long ago, comedian/actor/genius Patton Oswalt revealed his detailed plan for two more films to form an Unbreakable trilogy. As it turns out, director M. Night Shyamalan isn’t exactly interested in making a film trilogy, but he is definitely interested in continuing the story that began with his film, originally released in 2000.