M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is a mere six months away, and for fans of the (unfairly) maligned director, it’s an excruciating wait. Seeing David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), and Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy) united onscreen in some kind of idiosyncratically Shyamalan superhero showdown is honestly a bigger draw than Avengers for me.
EW got the first look at the film, debuting a series of promo images of the anticipated sequel to both Unbreakable and Split. First up: a solid still of our three main characters, all locked up - together! - in some kind of mental institution.
Here’s the great Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist specialising in people who believe they’re comic-book characters or superheroes. That seems to be a remarkably niche specialty, but given the rise of the genre, I guess it’s not that far from believability. Either way, she seems to be a significant player in the film...
Anya Taylor-Joy reprises her role from Split as Casey Cooke, retaining her strange connection with McAvoy’s Kevin, aka The Horde - who himself will sport some previously-unseen personalities. (Also returning, but unpictured: Charlayne Woodard and Spencer Treat Clark, as Price's mother and Dunn’s son, respectively.)
Here’s Shyamalan himself directing a bearded and bemused Bruce Willy while he’s just trying to down a damn pint. It's unclear as of yet whether the director will also play a role in the film, but I'd say we can count on it. Hell, he could reprise multiple roles from past films!
And we’ll round things off with this shot of Jackson’s Elijah in all his grey-’froed, purple-suited glory. The gold monogramming on those shoes is quite something. My man’s got style.
Glass releases January 18th. A trailer played at CinemaCon a couple months ago, and we’re hoping we’ll be able to bring you a viewable version soon.