The new and presumably final trailer of M Night Shyamalan’s upcoming superhero movie is out. The clip teases an epic showdown between Bruce Willis’ ‘unbreakable’ superhero David Dunn and James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with a dissociative identity disorder. Samuel L Jackson’s character Elijah Price is the catalyst who brings them together.
Glass is the conclusion to Shyamalan’s comic-book superhero trilogy called the Unbreakable series (since it began with The Unbreakable in 2000) or Eastrail 177 trilogy. “I’ll tell you a secret. I want to believe in real-life superheroes,” says Sarah Paulson’s Dr Ellie Staple, a doctor specialising in delusions of grandeur. The three main characters are her patients.
“And yet we exist,” replies Elijah. “Convince me,” counters Ellie. The visuals of Crumb fighting Dunn intersperse the voiceovers. Elijah, the only bad guy who is actually happy to be a bad guy, teams up with Crumb.
The synopsis suggests that their encounter will be orchestrated by Glass, the master manipulator. It reads, “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.”
Glass hits theaters on January 18, 2019.