First look at teaser-trailer for M Night Shyamalan's 'Glass,' the long awaited sequel to 'Unbreakable'
The official trailer for the crossover spin-off of Shyamalan's Split and Unbreakable, Glass, is set to hit the public at the SDCC.
With the SDCC just around the corner, it's no secret that all the hottest trailers are going to drop one by one. Not that we're complaining, because M. Night Shyamalan was kind enough to drop the first ever teaser for the trailer of his upcoming movie, Glass, which is a spin off of his past projects, Split and Unbreakable.
While it's just a teaser clip, fans who have been waiting for the project can finally feel blessed because at least there's some signposts as to what they could expect from this long awaited sequel to Unbreakable. The trailer - as anyboy can guess - will greet the public at the SDCC, so let's just take a look at the teaser itself and be satisfied for the moment.
First things first - exactly how much is the teaser spilling? Well, not much at all. Unless one is able to look at shattered pieces of glass and read the underlying deeper inner meaning like psychic do with tea-leaves, to the naked eye it seems pretty dull and bland; but that's only until James McAvoy's character from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 thriller 'Split' makes an appearance and there flows in a recap of his backstory.
'Split' did remarkably well as a sequel to Shyamalan’s superhero origin story 'Unbreakable', which came out in the year 2000, despite critics and audiences slamming 'Split', due to its portrayal of the split-personality, or multiple-personality disorder, through the character of McAvoy.
The teaser seems to follow the recent first look photos of the psychological thriller that were released via Entertainment Weekly, and primarily showcases the three main characters - McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (aka “The Horde”), Bruce Willis as David Dunn, and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (aka "Mr. Glass") - all three of them housed in what appears to be an insane asylum.
As the latest installment in the trilogy, 'Glass' is expected to round up the story that had started wsith Unbreakable and then continued with Split - which in its entirety, "makes up Shyamalan’s original superhero cinematic universe that takes place in what seems to be a grounded, present-day Philadelphia," writes SyFy.com. Taking the ending of 'Split', individually, into consideration, it's still a mystery how the three characters will end up in the asylum.
Glass opens in theaters on January 18, 2019; there isn't much to be deduced from the teaser as of yet, and maybe the SDCC will finally provide fans and followers with all the answers they need. But right now it's clear that McAvoy's alter, The Beast, as was depicted in 'Split', could rise to play a much bigger role in the upcoming crossover sequel.