M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is about three months away from premiering, and the latest trailer for it (as you might expect) emphasizes Samuel L. Jackson’s character of Elijah Price (aka: Mr. Glass). Specifically, it hints at Mr. Glass’s ultimate plan for himself, David Dunn (portrayed by Bruce Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (portrayed by James McAvoy).
According to a handy summary provided by Universal Pictures, “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.”
And indeed the trailer stresses the importance of Mr. Glass and his designs, at one time revealing him saying (to what appears to be Crumb), “I need your abilities to get us all out of here and show the world we exist. That sounds like the bad guys teaming up.”
Unbreakable came out in 2000 when Shyamalan was at the height of his popularity, and it proved to be a unique take on the idea of the superhero. Split pleasantly surprised audiences in 2016 and returned Shyamalan to prominence. Will Glass prove to be a fitting capstone to this trilogy? And will it prove to be a trilogy at all (maybe we’ll see more films in the series if Glass is successful).
Audiences will help answer these questions. Glass is scheduled to open in theaters on January 18, 2019.